ISI Directory

Craig Knoblock, Ph.D.

Vice Dean of Engineering and Michael Keston Executive Director of the Information Sciences Institute and Research Professor of Computer Science and Spatial Sciences

Education

Ph.d., Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 1991
M.S., Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 1988
B.S. with honors, Computer Science, Syracuse University, 1984

Bio

Craig Knoblock is Executive Director of the Information Sciences Institute of the University of Southern California (USC), Research Professor of both Computer Science and Spatial Sciences at USC, and Vice Dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and his Master’s and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in computer science. His research focuses on techniques for describing, acquiring, and exploiting the semantics of data. He has worked extensively on source modeling, schema and ontology alignment, entity and record linkage, data cleaning and normalization, extracting data from the Web, and combining all of these techniques to build knowledge graphs. He has published more than 300 journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers on these topics and has received 7 best paper awards on this work.

Dr. Knoblock is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), and a Fellof of IEEE.  He is also past President of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) and winner of the 2014 Robert S. Engelmore Award.

Research Summary

My research focuses on techniques for describing, acquiring, and exploiting the semantics of data. I have worked extensively on source modeling, schema and ontology alignment, entity and record linkage, data cleaning and normalization, extracting data from the Web, and combining all of these techniques to build knowledge graphs.

Awards

IEEE Fellow, 2020
Use-Inspired Research Award, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, 2018
Donald E. Walker Distinguished Service Award, IJCAI, 2018
ACM Fellow, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), 2017
Robert S. Engelmore Memorial Lecture Award, 2014
Fellow, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2004
Graduate Fellowship, Air Force Laboratory, 1987-1991
Class Scholar, Syracuse University, 1984

Appointments

Keston Executive Director, Information Sciences Institute
Vice Dean, Viterbi School of Engineering
Research Professor of Computer Science and Spatial Sciences