Dr. Nancy Wiegand's Bio:

(2006) Dr. Nancy Wiegand is currently a Senior Scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is associated with a geospatial technology center. She has degrees in computer science, mathematics, and environmental studies with a focus on data management. She does research on database systems pertaining to modeling and also on resolving semantic heterogeneity. She most recently has been working in the Semantic Web area and is interested in the integration of DBMS, Semantic Web, and geospatial ontologies. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

N. Wiegand is committed to fostering interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving and creating environments in which interdisciplinary work can be done.

N. Wiegand has been an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at other institutions and also taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madisonís Computer Science Department for a number of years (e.g., CS564 Database Management Systems: Design and Implementation). Before this, she worked as a programmer and free-lance consultant.

Her education (University of Wisconsin-Madison) includes:

-- Postdoc doing research in Object-Oriented Database Management Systems, Geographic Information Systems, and Engineering applications

-- Ph.D. Interdisciplinary work between Computer Science (DBMS) and Land Resources, Institute for Environmental Studies

-- M.S. Computer Science

-- M.S. Land Resources (interdisciplinary work with DBMS), Institute for Environmental Studies

-- B.S. Mathematics