Dr. Jonathan Hodgson is a Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA, where he teaches a wide variety of courses at both the undergraduate and master's level. Previously, he was on the faculty at Adelphi University and, prior to that, at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hodgson started his career as a mathematician working in the field of topology. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge. Dr. Hodgson became involved with computers, originally with the idea of drawing pictures of knots on a Tektronix machine using Plot-90. In the 1980s, he developed an interest in artificial intelligence, particularly problem solving and logic programming, both of which are his areas of major research interest.
Dr. Hodgson has published papers on differential topology, problem solving, and the use of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) tags for flagging semantic content in Web pages. He is currently the convenor of WG17, the ISO/IEC JTC1 working group on Prolog standardization.