Yolanda Gil, Ph.D.

Director, Knowledge Technologies

Yolanda Gil oversees the Knowledge Technologies group within ISI’s Intelligent Systems division. The group investigates requirements for collection, use, and dissemination of knowledge in distributed, shared computing environments.

Her research focus is on human-computer collaboration, particularly how people can be assisted with complex, knowledge-rich tasks that cannot be fully delegated and automated. Current interests include assisting scientists with complex data analysis through computational workflows, acquiring procedural knowledge from end users through tutorial instruction, and web-based assistance and collaboration in social networking sites.

Gil was recently elected Chair of the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group in Artificial Intelligence (ACM SIGART), and leads the W3C Provenance Group. She and has served on the Advisory Committee of the Computer Science and Engineering Directorate of the NSF and on the Council of AAAI. Gil received her Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, and joined ISI in 1992.