Dr. Amit Sheth
Amit P. Sheth
Founding Director, AI Institute@UofSC
NCR Chair and Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
Recognition & Awards
Recognition & Awards

Recognition, Outstanding Achievements, and Honorary Appointments

  1. Technology Commercialization Award (runner up), Ohio Faculty Council, 13 Nov 2017. The honor recognizes faculty members in the state university system in Ohio for exceptional research discoveries and the role they have played in supporting the translation of those discoveries into marketable products and/or services. [Citation, Certificate, Article]
  2. Patent co-inventor (Nehal Shah, Amit Sheth, Shreyansh Bhatt, Raxit Goswami, Vatsal Shah, Rahil Kanani, Amrish Patel, Parth Pathak). "Data Processing System and Method for Computer-Assisted Coding of Natural Language Medical Text." (Patent application number 14/918,881), May 12, 2016.
  3. Programme External Assessor for the Bachelor of Science (Bioinformatics), University of Malaysia, six years starting 2013.
  4. Trustee's Award for Faculty Excellence, 2010 Wright State University.. This is the highest award given by the university. The annual award honors those who serve as the most outstanding of role models for all faculty.
  5. As the Kno.e.sis Center's Director, onFeb. 19, 2010 Ted Strickland, then Governor of Ohio, and Eric Fingerhut, Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, recognized the center as a "Center of Excellence."
  6. IEEE Fellow elected on Nov. 13, 2005 by IEEE Board of Directors with citation "for contributions to information integration and workflow management." Class of 2006.
  7. With an h-index of 87 and over 29,500 citations (as of Dec. 2014), placed among the 100 most highly cited authors in computer science, placed 1st among top authors in World Wide Web (10 year impact) and placed 20th a month top authors in databases (all years impact). (A review of Sheth's publication citations record along with examples of Sheth's top-cited publications in several journals and conferences.) Highlights include: Sheth-Larson 1990 (with over 3,000 citations) is the all-time most cited paper in information integration, second most cited paper in distributed databases, and one of the top five most cited papers in the entire field of databases; Georgakopoulos-Hornick-Sheth (with over 2,000 citations) is the most cited paper in the area of workflow management. At least 72 papers have more than 100 citations each.
  8. International Scientific Advisory Committee (BISCSE 2005): Forging New Frontiers, 40th of Fuzzy Pioneers (1965-2005), Berkeley CA, Nov. 2-6, 2005.
  9. 2004 IBM Faculty Award, Mar. 2004.
  10. UGA Career Center Recognition/Award, Sept. 2002. Awarded based on post-graduation student surveys for "greatly contributing to the career development of UGA students."
  11. Patent co-inventor (Sheth, Gomadam, and Nagarajan). "Methods and Systems for Analysis of Real-Time User-Generated Text Messages." (Patent application number 13/028,397), Feb. 16, 2011.
  12. Patent co-inventor (Sheth, Avant, and Bertram). "System and Method for Creating Semantic Web and Its Applications in Browsing, Searching, Profiling, Personalization and Advertisement." (Patent application number 6,311,194), Oct. 30, 2001.
  13. Patent co-inventor (Marcus, Shah, Kshitij, Sheth, Shklar, Surak, Thatte). "Method and system for providing uniform access to heterogeneous information." (Patent application number 1997/015018), Apr. 24, 1997.
  14. Patent co-inventor (Georgakopoulos, Rusinkiewicz, Sheth) "Method for enforcing the serialization of global multidatabase transactions through coming only on consistent subtransaction serialization by the local database managers." (Patent application number 5,241,675), Aug. 31, 1993.
  15. Advisory Board, Coca-Cola Center for Marketing Studies, Terry College of Business, 2002-2003.
  16. International Advisory Board, Internet Information Retrieval Research Center (IRC), Hankuk Aviation University, Korea, 2001-2002.
  17. Board of Directors, Healthcare Open Systems & Trials (HOST) Consortium, 1995-1999.
  18. Member of the two-person International Advisory Board, TARA Project, University of Tsukuba, Japan. 1994-1996.
  19. Selected and served as an ACM Lecturer, 1991-1992. Again for 1992-1993.
  20. Outstanding Paper Award (co-author), 7th International Conference on Data Engineering, Kobe, Japan, Apr. 1991.
  21. Six Recognition of Service Awards/Certificates of Appreciation: from IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering and the IEEE Computer Society (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992), from IEEE Technical Community on Services Computing (2004), from ACM (1993).
  22. Citation for contributions to Bellcore for conceiving, developing, and prototyping the flexible transactional workflow technology, and business opportunity development (1993). Also a recipient of Bellcore's Vice President Team Award for Outstanding Contribution, Nov. 1993, and the Bellcore Achievement Award, 1989.
  23. Board of Advisors, Indiana Center for Database Systems, 1991-1993.
  24. Award from the Federal Computer Conference in recognition of contributions, Apr. 1989.
  25. Best Paper Award (co-author) Computer Networking Symposium, 1984.
  26. National Merit Scholar, Government of India, 1975.
Professor Amit P. Sheth
Artificial Intelligence Institute
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of South Carolina