Dr. Amit Sheth
Amit P. Sheth
Founding Director, AI Institute@UofSC
Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
As an Educator: advisees that compete with the best from top 10 programs with exceptional career outcomes; average citations of 1,700+ and a mean of 1,378 for his PhD advisees (07/2016).
As a Researcher: foundational, multidisciplinary, and translational research;; among the top 100 in CS researchers worldwide based on h-index (2018); 75+ keynotes; $27+M in research/ 6+M in commercialization funding.
As an Entrepreneur: founded startups resulting in significant employment; served as CEO/COB; advised many startups; many commercial products and fully deployed applications serving businesses and scientists.

Amit Sheth is an educator, researcher, and entrepreneur. He is the founding director of the university-wide Artificial Intelligence Institute (AIISC) and a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Carolina. He is elected a Fellow of major professional societies: (a) ACM “for contributions to data semantics and knowledge enhanced computing,” (b) AAAS “for pioneering and enduring contributions on information integration, distributed workflow, and semantics and knowledge based big data analytics,” (c) AAAI “for significant and enduring contributions to semantics and knowledge-based techniques to transform diverse data into insights and actions,” and (d) IEEE “for contributions to information integration and workflow management.” His awards include IEEE TCSVC Research Innovation Award, Trustee Award, 10-year award (Intl Semantic Web Conf), OSU Franklin College Alumni award, and Ohio Faculty Commercialization Award (runner up). For several years through 2018, he was listed among the top 100 most cited computer scientists (March 2021 h-index = 107, citations > 49,000, publications > 800). Three of the four companies he has (co)founded involved licensing his university research outcomes, including Taalee/Semagic, the first Semantic Web company in 1999 that pioneered technology similar to what is found today in Google Semantic Search and Knowledge Graph, and Cognovi Labs, the fourth company at the intersection of emotion and AI. He has also advised many companies and serves on numerous advisory boards. He is particularly proud of his ~45 Ph.D. students’ and postdocs’ exceptional success in academia, industry research labs, and as entrepreneurs.

From 2007-2019, he was the LexisNexis Ohio Eminent Scholar and the executive director of Kno.e.sis—the Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing. Kno.e.sis is a multidisciplinary Ohio Center of Excellence in BioHealth Innovation at the Wright State University. Previously, Dr. Sheth was a professor at the University of Georgia, where he started the LSDIS lab in 1994. His earlier professional appointments include senior scientist/staff positions in R&D groups at Bellcore, Unisys, and Honeywell.

For additional information: Three page profile as an educator, researcher, entrepreneur and leader. Abbreviate CV (2020), Also see his LinkedIn profile.

Professor Amit P. Sheth
Artificial Intelligence Institute
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of South Carolina