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Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Biplav Srivastava

Title: Professor
Department: Computer Science and Engineering, AI Institute
Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-576-7704
Office: Science & Technology Building, Room 515
AI Institute at University of South Carolina (AIISC)
1112 Greene Street
Columbia SC 29208
LinkedIn: My LinkedIn profile
Resources: Google Scholar
My Research Website

My CV [pdf]
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Biplav Srivastava is a professor of computer science at the AI Institute at the University of South Carolina. Previously, he was at IBM for nearly two decades in the roles of a Research Scientist, Distinguished Data Scientist and Master Inventor. Biplav is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, AAAI Senior Member,  IEEE Senior Member and AAAS Leshner Fellow for Public Engagement on AI (2020-2021). Dr. Srivastava is interested in enabling people to make rational decisions despite real world complexities of poor data, changing goals and limited resources by augmenting their cognitive limitations with technology. He is exploring new approaches for goal-oriented, ethical, human-machine collaboration via natural interfaces using domain and user models, learning, and planning. He is a co-inventor of over 50 patents and co-author of over 150 peer-reviewed papers.


  • Ph.D. Computer Science, Arizona State University, 2000
  • M.S. Computer Science, Arizona State University, 1996
  • B.Tech. Computer Science, IIT-BHU, India, 1993

Research Interests

  • Neuro-Symbolic Computing - AI techniques at the intersection of learning and (goal-based) reasoning
  • Collaborative Assistance - Computing methods for assisting people
  • Trusted AI - Automated rating, adversarial learning
  • Applications to Smart City using Open and Sensor Data - Water, health, traffic

Awards and Recognitions

  • ACM Distinguished Scientist (2014)
  • AAAI Senior Member (2020)
  • IEEE Senior Member (2018)
  • ACM Distinguished Speaker (2013-2019)
  • 2020-2021 AAAS Leshner Fellow - Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellows by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.