Robert J. Glushko

Robert J. Glushko is an adjunct professor at the University of California Berkeley School of Information.[1] He has written a number of books including Document Engineering (2005) and The Discipline of Organizing (2013).

Robert J. Glushko
Alma materUniversity of California, San Diego
Known forDocument engineering, information architecture, business process modeling, XML vocabulary development
Spouse(s)Pamela Samuelson

In 1997, he co-founded Veo Systems and helped pioneer the use of XML for electronic business. Veo's innovations included the Common Business Library (CBL), the first native XML vocabulary for business-to-business transactions, the primary starting point for what is now the Universal Business Language (UBL), and the Schema for Object-Oriented XML (SOX), the first object-oriented XML schema language. [2] From 1999-2002 he headed Commerce One's XML architecture and technical standards activities, after Commerce One acquired Veo in 1998.[2]

He is the husband of Pamela Samuelson. In 2001, they founded the David E. Rumelhart Prize for Contributions to the Theoretical Foundations of Human Cognition.[3] Rumelhart was Glushko's thesis advisor at the University of California, San Diego, where he received his PhD in 1979. Glushko and Samuelson have also helped create several law school clinics working on public interest technology issues. These include:


In 2008, Glushko was recognized as an honorary member of the Cognitive Science Society "for outstanding, sustained contributions to the general advancement of cognitive science,and in particular,to the Cognitive Science Society." He has also been named one of 50 UCSD Alumni Leaders by the UCSD Alumni Association.[9]


  1. "Robert Glushko, Adjunct Professor". UC Berkeley School of Information. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  2. "Robert J. Glushko Home Page". UC Berkeley School of Information. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  3. "The David E. Rumelhart Prize". Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  4. "Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic of the Washington College of Law". American University. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  5. "Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic". UC Berkeley School of Law. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  6. "Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property and Information Law Clinic". Fordham University. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  7. "Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law & Policy Clinic". Colorado Law, University of Colorado, Boulder. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  8. "About Us - CIPPIC". CIPPIC, University of Ottawa. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  9. Claire Caraska; Malinda Danziger; Mary Johnson (May 2011). "Alumni Leaders". at UCSD. UCSD Alumni Association. 8 (2).

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