Artificial Intelligence


Kevin Knight, promoted to Director of the Natural Language Group

May 7, 2014

We are happy to announce that Kevin Knight has been promoted to the Director of ISD's Natural Language Group.

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Welcome ISD visitors

April 22, 2014

Ed Fuks - I came from Russia couple years ago and now I am about to graduate from USC with Computer Science degree. I am not a scientist but I enjoy thinking about ideas and implementing them. I am really happy with the academic path I chose, because it gives me perfect tools to gain control of my life.
In free time I enjoy meeting new people, traveling and learning about new cultures. At ISI I am part of the Metaphor project as the native Russian speaker.    I am very interested to meet people at ISI, so if you are interested to chat, you could find me on the 9th floor! 

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Pedro Szekely promoted to Research Associate Professor!

April 22, 2014

Pedro Szekely has been promoted to Research Associate Professor of Computer Science.
Congratulations to Pedro for a well deserved appointment!

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Welcome new ISD visitors

April 7, 2014

Please welcome three new visitors to ISD.

Jiabao Zhao is a professor of industrial and systems engineering at Nanjing University in China, and will be spending a year sabbatical here. He has done a lot of work on workflows for industrial control and big data analytics with Hadoop and other Apache technologies. He is interested in making workflow systems easier to use, and will be working on simplifying the Wings user interface through improved abstract workflow representations and underlying reasoning algorithms.

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ISD work featured in USC News: Technology takes on modern-day slavers

April 1, 2014

Tech tools used by sex traffickers to communicate with their prey can also be used to disrupt the illicit trade. USC researchers are developing advanced software to help law enforcers investigate suspected cases of online activity.!/article/60691/fighting-modern-slavery-through-technology

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Jerry Hobbs appointed Chief Scientist for Natural Language Processing

March 24, 2014

Natural Language Processing (NLP) has long been an energetic area of research at ISI and our researchers have made pioneering contributions to the field. Among the NLP group’s many world famous past and present senior researchers we count (in alphabetical order of last names) Jerry Hobbs, Ed Hovy, Kevin Knight, Philipp Koehn, Bill Mann, Daniel Marcu, and Franz Och.

Jerry Hobbs, who has made seminal contributions to computational linguistics since 1976, has now been appointed as the first Chief Scientist for NLP at ISI.

For our Executive Director Prem Natarajan’s announcement of this appointment, read more.

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StarCell: DARPA calls on Wei-Min Shen to create reconfigurable modules that combine satellite and robotic functions

March 20, 2014

“The StarCell project is designed to strategically advance the technologies for future space systems,” said Dr. Wei-Min Shen, the PI of StarCell and the director of Polymorphic Robotics Lab at USC ISI, “based on self-Reconfigurable modular systems, StarCell is expected to make breakthroughs in the related research areas and pave the way for building space elements that have diverse functions and low cost and risk.”

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Yu-Han and Rajiv win Best Research Paper Award at MIT Sports Analytics Conference

March 11, 2014

Last weekend Yu-Han Chang and Rajiv Maheswaran won the Best Research Paper Award (Alpha Prize) at the 2014 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. The paper is co-authored by 3 of their former students.

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Craig Knoblock to receive AAAI Robert S. Engelmore Memorial Lecture Award at IAAI-14!

February 7, 2014

Craig Knoblock has been selected as the twelfth recipient of the AAAI Robert S. Engelmore Memorial Lecture Award, sponsored by IAAI and AI Magazine.

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Yolanda Gil gives the keynote at the Semantic Wiki Conference

December 10, 2013

Yolanda Gil was invited to give the keynote presentation at the Fall 2013 Semantic MediaWiki Conference. Her talk discussed the opportunities for using Semantic Wikis to help scientists collaborate.

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