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Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

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Amit Sheth

Title: Founding Director, Artificial Intelligence Institute and Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
Department: Computer Science and Engineering
Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-777-1910
Fax: 803-777-3767
Office: Science & Technology Building, Room 512
AI Institute at University of South Carolina (AIISC)
1112 Greene Street
Columbia SC 29208
LinkedIn: My LinkedIn profile
Resources: My Website
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Professor Sheth is an educator, researcher, and entrepreneur. He is the founding director university-wide AI Institute at the University of South Carolina. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, AAAI, AAAS and ACM, elected for his pioneering and enduring contributions to information integration,  distributed workflow processes, semantics, knowledge-enhanced computing, etc. He has (co-)founded four companies, three of them by licensing his university research outcomes, including the first Semantic Search company in 1999 that pioneered technology similar to what is found today in Google Semantic Search and Knowledge Graph. He is particularly proud of the success of his 45 Ph.D. advisees and postdocs in academia, industry research, and entrepreneurs.  He received his B.E. (Hons) from BITS-Pilani, India, and MS and PhD from the Ohio State University, USA.  


  • Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • M.S., Ohio State University
  • B.E., (Hons), BITS-Pilani, India


Professor Sheth's current interests include Artificial Intelligence (esp. knowledge graphs, NLP, deep learning, knowledge-enhanced learning, conversational AI- esp chatbots for health and education), Semantic Web, Physical/IoT-Cyber-Social-Clinical Big Data, Augmented Personalized Health, AI and Big Data applications (in health and life sciences, social good, disaster management, etc.).

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