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. IEEE Computer Society W. Wallace McDowell Award “for pioneering and enduring contributions to information integration, data and service semantics, and knowledge-enhanced computing,” 2023. Univ News
  2. ACM Fellow, elected by the Association for Computing Machinery “for contributions to data semantics and knowledge-enhanced computing”, 2020. ACM Profile Univ News
  3. IEEE TCSVC Research Innovation Award, “in “recognition of his pioneering and enduring research, applications and adoption of distributed workflow processes and semantics in services computing,” 2020. IEEE Page Univ Announcement
  4. Member, Scientific Advisory Group, NDEWS (NIDA’s National Drug Early Warning System) Coordinating Center, June 2020 - .
  5. Distinguished Alumni Award for Academic Excellence, Franklin College of Art & Science, The Ohio State University, 2019. OSU Announcement Description Award Photo
  6. AAAS Fellow elected by the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences “for pioneering and enduring contributions on information integration, distributed workflow, and semantics and knowledge-based big data analytics.” Class of 2018University News
  7. AAAI Fellow elected by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence “for significant and enduring contributions to  semantics and knowledge based techniques to transform diverse data into insights and actions.” Class of 2018Univ Media/News Award
  8. Top 50/80 Computer Scientist in the USA/World, Research.com, 2022.
  9. 2021 IEEE Internet Computing, Best Paper Award for “Semantics of the Black-Box: Can Knowledge Graphs Help Make Deep Learning Systems More Interpretable and Explainable?” by Manas Gaur, Keyur Faldu and Amit Sheth. Photo
  10. Semantic Web Science Association/Intl Semantic Web Conf 10 year award for paper: Jain et al ”Ontology Alignment for Linked Open Data”, 2010 proceedings/2020 award. Announcement
  11. 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]
  12. 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.
  13. Programme External Assessor for the Bachelor of Science (Bioinformatics), University of Malaysia, six years starting 2013.
  14. 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.
  15. 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."
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. International Scientific Advisory Committee (BISCSE 2005): Forging New Frontiers, 40th of Fuzzy Pioneers (1965-2005), Berkeley CA, Nov. 2-6, 2005.
  19. 2004 IBM Faculty Award, Mar. 2004.
  20. UGA Career Center Recognition/Award, Sept. 2002. Awarded based on post-graduation student surveys for "greatly contributing to the career development of UGA students."
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Advisory Board, Coca-Cola Center for Marketing Studies, Terry College of Business, 2002-2003.
  26. International Advisory Board, Internet Information Retrieval Research Center (IRC), Hankuk Aviation University, Korea, 2001-2002.
  27. Board of Directors, Healthcare Open Systems & Trials (HOST) Consortium, 1995-1999.
  28. Member of the two-person International Advisory Board, TARA Project, University of Tsukuba, Japan. 1994-1996.
  29. Selected and served as an ACM Lecturer, 1991-1992. Again for 1992-1993.
  30. Outstanding Paper Award (co-author), 7th International Conference on Data Engineering, Kobe, Japan, Apr. 1991.
  31. 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).
  32. 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.
  33. Board of Advisors, Indiana Center for Database Systems, 1991-1993.
  34. Award from the Federal Computer Conference in recognition of contributions, Apr. 1989.
  35. Best Paper Award (co-author) Computer Networking Symposium, 1984.
  36. National Merit Scholar, Government of India, 1975.
Professor Amit P. Sheth
Artificial Intelligence Institute
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of South Carolina