Hele-Mai Haav is a senior researcher at Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. She is also Dr. Honoris Causa of University of Latvia. She received PhD in computer science in 1989. Hele-Mai Haav serves the database and information systems community being SC and PC member of many international conferences including ADBIS and BalticDB&IS series.
She has more than 10 years of experience in ontology engineering and semantic interoperability technologies. Her current research is focused on ontology applications in Linked Data and Model-based Software Engineering fields. She was involved in several national projects related to application of semantic technologies in e-government domain. Currently she serves as a member of Estonian Open and Linked Data Working Group. She also serves as an external expert for EU FP7 and Horizon programs.