Dr. Breslin is a lecturer in the School of Engineering and Informatics at NUI Galway, Ireland. He is also co-leader of the Social Software Unit at DERI, NUI Galway, where he is researching the Social Semantic Web (he recently co-authored a book on this topic). Breslin is the founder of the SIOC project, which aims to interlink online communities with semantic technologies. He has received a number of web awards, including two IIA Net Visionary awards in 2005 and 2006 for the community website boards.ie Ltd., which he co-founded in 2000. Breslin is also an advisor to CrowdGather LLC, and owner/editor of Social Media Ltd..