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Basel Shbita

Graduate Research Assistant


B.Sc., Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tel Aviv University, 2015


Basel is a Ph.D. student at USC and a research assistant at USC’s Information Sciences Institute. Before joining USC, Basel worked for Apple (2018) as an Embedded Software Engineer in the Flash Storage Software Department and for Mellanox Technologies (2011-2017) as a Senior Firmware Engineer and Team Leader in the Switch Silicon Core Department. Basel received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University in 2015, specializing in Computer Science, Communications, and Electronic Devices. Basel identifies himself as a multidisciplinary maker. He was recently featured in LA’s Most Inspiring Stories column at the Voyage LA magazine (link). Besides his research and scientific work, he practices graphic and digital art and has been recently working on experimental electronic music.

Research Summary

Basel's research focuses on knowledge graphs and the semantic web with an emphasis on data normalization to solve complex information integration problems. Concurrently, he is investigating methods to leverage neural techniques to establish automatic information extraction for KG construction.