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ISI TEAM'S AI RESEARCH COULD SPEED LANGUAGE TRANSLATION — AND SAVE LIVES

August 22, 2017

Picture the scene. After years of drought, flash flooding pummels Ethiopia's Oromia and Tigray regions, spreading cholera and exacerbating food shortages. Civil unrest follows and protests swell, killing hundreds and injuring thousands.

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Bloomberg: Big Data Shows Big Promise in Medicine

August 13, 2017

ISI's Greg Ver Steeg was highlighted for his algorithm CorEx which was used to help a friend and computational biologist Shirley Pepke find treatment options for her cancer diagnosis.

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-07-28/big-data-shows-big-promise-in-medicine

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ISI COMPUTER SCIENTIST WINS BEST PAPER AWARD FOR ENTITY RESOLUTION BREAKTHROUGH

August 7, 2017

ISI computer scientist Mayank Kejriwal has been awarded best paper at the 2017 Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA) Distinguished Dissertation Awards.

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WHAT'S GOING ON: ANSWERING QUESTIONS WITH WEB CORPORA

June 28, 2017

Pedro Szekely understands dark matter in an all-too- human, not cosmological, universe. Beginning in 2015, his work with Craig Knoblock on sophisticated, cloud-based analytics has generated substantial media attention for its ability to expose human trafficking hidden deeply online.

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ISI POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR CHOSEN FOR PRESTIGIOUS PROGRAM

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).

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YIGAL ARENS RECEIVES DIGITAL GOVERNMENT HONOR

May 12, 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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ISI RESEARCHERS RECOGNIZED FOR REPRODUCIBILITY

May 8, 2017

A 2013 journal paper co-authored by Information Sciences Institute Director of Knowledge Technologies Yolanda Gil and postdoctoral student Daniel Garijo is among a handful of articles chosen to represent the best of open-access publishing.

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WHAT'S GOING ON: OF BOTS AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR

April 27, 2017

Emilio Ferrara's research on social bots was compelling even before the current Congressional investigations into likely Russian hacks surrounding the 2016 US presidential election.

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WHAT'S GOING ON: HANDLING SENSOR CHANGES AND FAILURES

April 18, 2017

Craig Knoblock is best known for research on a large scale: semantic alignment of data in the widely used open-source tool called Karma, geospatial mapping techniques used by the Army in Iraq, collaboration on a commercial web data extraction platform, and recent, groundbreaking progress on international human trafficking with Pedro Szekely.

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WHAT'S GOING ON: TEACHING DATA SCIENCE WITH DATA SCIENCE

March 28, 2017

Call it (data science)2. In a February, 2017 seminar, Jose Luis Ambite described a project that uses data science—a concept unifying statistics, data analysis, related methods and their results—to teach biomedical researchers about data science

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