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ISI Team Nabs ISWC Best Paper

October 28, 2016

An ISI team consisting of Linhong Zhu, Majid Ghasemi-Gol, Pedro Szekely, Aram Galstyan and Craig Knoblock won Best Research Paper at the 15th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) that ended October 21st, 2016.

Their paper, “Unsupervised Entity Resolution on Multi-type Graphs,” explores use of links between different instance types to perform entity resolution on RDF graphs with multiple node types. 

The award marks a two-fer for ISI at ISWC, which calls itself “the premier international forum for Intelligent Processing of Data on the Web.”  Last year, a 20-person team led by Pedro won Best Applied Paper for its work on building and using knowledge graphs to combat human trafficking. 

Congratulations to this year’s team, particularly Linhong and Majid, who Pedro reports generated the idea and did the “heavy lifting.”  The 2016 event was chaired by Yolanda Gil.

 

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ISI POSTDOCTORAL STUDENT CHOSEN FOR PRESTIGIOUS PROGRAM

May 12, 2017

 

May 12, 2017

Yonatan Bisk, a postdoctoral scholar and research associate in ISI's intelligent systems division, has been named to a novel program being offered by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

The ACM's Future of Computing Academy (FCA) aims to foster interdisciplinary, next-generation computer scientists to tackle challenges in computing and society at large.

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YIGAL ARENS RECEIVES DIGITAL GOVERNMENT HONOR

May 12, 2017

April 27, 2017

ISI Intelligent Systems Division Director Yigal Arens has been honored for distinguished service by the Digital Government Society (DGS), which fosters innovative deployment of technology and information to support public policy, upgrade government operations and engage citizens worldwide.

Arens was honored for his digital government contributions "...through sustained service and tireless dedication to the creation and long term viability of the professional academic society."

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Peter Zamar Re-Elected to USC Staff Assembly

November 16, 2016

ISD administrative assistant Peter Zamar has been re-elected to the USC Staff Assembly for two years.  Peter is one of just 60 Assembly members representing USC’s more than 13,300 half- to full-time staff across the University Park and Health Sciences campuses, along with Marina del Rey, Playa Vista and many other locations. 

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Feature Story

ISI Team Nabs ISWC Best Paper

October 28, 2016

An ISI team consisting of Linhong Zhu, Majid Ghasemi-Gol, Pedro Szekely, Aram Galstyan and Craig Knoblock won Best Research Paper at the 15th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) that ended October 21st, 2016.

Their paper, “Unsupervised Entity Resolution on Multi-type Graphs,” explores use of links between different instance types to perform entity resolution on RDF graphs with multiple node types. 

The award marks a two-fer for ISI at ISWC, which calls itself “the premier international forum for Intelligent Processing of Data on the Web.”  Last year, a 20-person team led by Pedro won Best Applied Paper for its work on building and using knowledge graphs to combat human trafficking. 

Congratulations to this year’s team, particularly Linhong and Majid, who Pedro reports generated the idea and did the “heavy lifting.”  The 2016 event was chaired by Yolanda Gil.

 

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May 26 Yannis Konstas (UW)NL Seminar

Building Adaptable and Scalable Natural Language Generation Systems

3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Jun 01 Paul Groth, Elsevier LabsAI Seminar

Robotic Labs and Science as a Service

11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Jun 09 Dmitri Williams, USC Annenberg School of CommunicationsAI Seminar

Taming and training social dragons: Combining big data with social science in games and beyond

11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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