Craig Knoblock



Ph.D. & M.S., Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon Univesity
B.S., Computer Science, Syracuse University


Craig Knoblock is a Research Professor of both Computer Science and Spatial Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC), Research Director of the Center on Knowledge Graphs, Director of the Intelligent Systems Division at the Information Sciences Institute, and Associate Director of the Informatics Program at USC.   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.  Dr. Knoblock is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), past President and Trustee of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), and winner of the 2014 Robert S. Engelmore Award.