Amit Sheth

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Prof. Amit Sheth (Home Page, LinkedIn) is an Educator, Researcher, and Entrepreneur. He is the founding director of the AI Institute (#AIISC) at the University of South Carolina. Current areas of his translational research include knowledge-infused learning, explainable AI, and applications to personalized and public health, biomedicine, social good and preventing social harm, manufacturing, disaster management, and other domains. He is a fellow of the IEEE, AAAI, AAAS, and ACM for his contributions to knowledge-enhanced computing, knowledge-based techniques to transform diver data into insights and actions, distributed workflows and data semantics, data integration, etc. His awards include IEEE TCSVC Research Innovation Award, Trustee Award, 10-year award (Intl Semantic Web Conf), OSU Franklin College Alumni award, and Ohio Faculty Commercialization Award (runner up). For several years through 2018, he was listed among the top 100 most cited computer scientists (h-index 110). Three of the four companies he has (co)founded involves licensing his university research outcomes, including the first Semantic Web company in 1999 that pioneered technology similar to what is found today in Google Semantic Search and Knowledge Graph and the fourth company (http://cognovilabs.com) at the intersection of emotion and AI. He is particularly proud of his ~45 Ph.D. students’ and postdocs’ exceptional success in academia, industry research labs, and entrepreneurs. 


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