He has applied semantic web technologies and knowledge representation and reasoning in the areas of Biomedical Knowledge Management with the BioScholar project and the Crux project with the Virutal Humans project at USC's Institute for Creative Technologies.
He designed and implemented a temporal extension to the Loom® knowledge representation language that allows the system to reason effectively with temporal assertions. Dr. Russ is one of the contributors to the PowerLoom® knowledge representation and reasoning system. He has designed and implemented the Ontosaurus browser for Loom and PowerLoom knowledge bases.
Dr. Russ has worked on applying Loom to problems in visual processing, extending the capabilities of PowerLoom and applying PowerLoom to problems in knowledge management for scientific data with the Southern California Earthquake Center and various projects for national security and in the are of information integration.