Gio Wiederhold is a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. He also holds courtesy appointments in Medicine and Electrical Engineering. As a member of the Computer Systems Laboratory, the Starlab, the Medical Information Science Program, and the Center for Integrated Systems, he is active in the application and development of knowledge-based techniques to database management, information systems, and software construction. This research direction, initiated with the KBMS project at Stanford in 1977, has now become an active research field in its own right. Results derived from this work are found in general system design, medicine, information systems, and planning applications.

Wiederhold took an assignment at ARPA from 1991 to 1994, where he was the program manager for Knowledge-Based Systems. He initiated programs in Intelligent Integration of Information, Persistent-Object Bases, and Digital Libraries. He also participated in establishing directions for a Software Foundations program, specifically in composition technology for large, multi-site systems. The experience has led him to consider new approaches to technology transfer.

Before joining the Stanford faculty Gio led the development of flexible real-time data-acquisition, file and database systems to support clinical research. Current research projects address Heterogeneity of Information within Commercenet and Trusted Interoperation of Healthcare Information. His paper on `Digital Libraries, Value, and Productivity' appeared in a recent (April 1995) issue of the Communications of the ACM.

Gio is a member of the ACM publications board and focuses on refereed electronic publications. He is an Associate Editor of Springer-Verlag's M.D. COMPUTING magazine, of the electronic Journal of Universal Computer Science, and of the Japanese IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems. Wiederhold has more than Professor Wiederhold's address is Department of Computer Science, Gates building 4A, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-9040, or