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

A selection of some of the media stories and interviews that cover my group's research (often highlighting my students), products and projects led by me, and mention Kno.e.sis and/or Wright State University.

Wright State professor Amit Sheth elected a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, University Communications, 27 Nov 2018. AAAS Announcement, India Abroad Article.
Universal Language or Culturally Specific Symbols, What Do Emojis Really Mean? Rakhi Bose, News 18, 30 June 2018. [This article covers the themes covered in the Emoji2018 workshop at ICWSM2018 organized by Sanjaya Wijeratne, Amit Sheth and two others, with a link to the WIRED story. It also quotes Sanjaya for the Emoji related research he and other performed in Prof. Sheth’s team while researching on identifying gang members on social media.]
Academics Gathered to Share Emoji Research, and It Was 🔥, Arielle Pardes, WIRED, 27 June 2018. [The well-attended interdisciplinary Emoji2018 workshop at CWSM, organized by Prof. Sheth’s PhD student Sanjaya Wijeratne, with Prof. Sheth and two others as co-organizer got an extensive and enthusiastic coverage/review in the WIRED magazine.]
NAFSA: Amit Sheth: I am an international student March 2018. [ NAFSA (Association of International Educators)’ National campaign on International students, scholars, and their families are assets to academic and scientific innovation, public diplomacy, economic vitality, and national security. Highlighted among about 10 profiles of significant achievers in various fields.][PDF]
"Gang Guidance: Wright State Researchers Develop Computer Tool Designed to Reduce Street-gang Violence"Wright State University Newsroom, 6 March, 2018. Describes our research in reducing the number of juvenile offenders who commit repeat offenses and end up back in the justice system[PDF]
"Wright State defines emojis,” Carolyn Harmon, The Daily Advocate, 30 January 2018."Wright State student develops emoji software,”The Sydney Daily News, 25 January 2018."KnoEmoji empire: Wright State researchers develop database that promises to improve emoji communication” Jim Hannah, Wright State University Newsroom, 23 January 2018. [These article versions covers EmojiNet, our comprehensive resource for associating meaning with emojis, and the release of data through Kaggle.] [Advocate:PDF] [Sydney: PDF] [WSU: PDF]
Three Indian American Professors Named Fellows of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, India West, 18 Jan 2018.[PDF]
Wright State’s Amit Sheth earns prestigious Fellow honor from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 5 January 2018.Wright State Newsroom, 5 January 2018.[PDF]
Wright State’s Amit Sheth earns prestigious Fellow honor from American Association of Artificial Intelligence, January 2018 [ Wright State, Sidney Daily News][PDF]
Can Computers “Get” Emoji? EmojiNet Says YES!December 15, 2017. [Sarah Vickers-Webb, a freelance writer and content manager at Emoji Foundation, a major resource focused on emoji interpretation and applications, interviews my student Sanjaya Wijeratne, and discusses our work on EmojiNet.][PDF]
Citizen sensing to insights, predictions and decisions Wright State University Newsroom, 14 Nov 2017. (Prof. Sheth’s profile released in conjunction with the Ohio Faculty Council’s Technology Commercialization runner up award given at a ceremony by the Chancellor of the university system.) [Certificate] [PDF]
Do You Know What That Emoji Means? Researchers take a closer look at the meaning of emojis. Psychology Today, Oct 26, 2017 [Marlynn Wei, a Harvard- and Yale-trained psychiatrist reviews our research paper on connecting online dictionaries of emojis with a semantic network to create the first machine-readable emoji inventory EmojiNet (http://emojinet.knoesis.org).][PDF]
Wright State’s Amit Sheth honored by Ohio Faculty Council for his technology commercialization success, Wright State University Newsroom, 16 Oct 2017[PDF].(Story about Ohio Faculty Council’s selections for Technology Commercialization Award program, Award Citation.)
Commercial success: Wright State’s Commercialization unit and Technology Transfer Office help bring university inventions to market Wright State University Newsroom, 12 Oct 2017.[PDF] (Commercialization of Twitris and Prof. Sheth headlines this story.)
Two Wright State graduate students help create commercialization success story, July 2018[PDF].[The story recounts involvement of two of Prof. Sheth’s former students in the NSF supported commercialization effort that has led to an innovative Dayton-area startup, Cognovi Labs.]
Local start-up hails big investments, Dayton Daily News, May 24, 2017 [PDF]. [News on Cognovi Labs receiving a round of invetment, set up with the technology licensed from Kno.e.sis with Prof. Amit Sheth as a co-founder.]
Eat it, then tweet it, Dayton City Paper, April 25, 2017 [PDF]. [This story covers research related to our NIH R01 funded project, eDrugTrends. PIs of this project are: Dr. Raminta Daniulaityte and Prof. Sheth.]
Cannabis Edibles, Unwrapped: Here's What No One Tells You, Daily Burn, April 19, 2017 [PDF]. [This article reviews our results reported in the prestigous journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence and is based on the NIH-funded R01 project eDrugTrends; it interviews our post-doc Dr. Francois Lamy. PIs of this project are: Dr. Raminta Daniulaityte and Prof. Sheth.]
Company's read on social media could provide much insight, The Columbus Dispatch, December 18, 2016 [PDF]. [Interview with Cognovi Lab's founders describing deep insights and predictions using the Twitris technology developed at Kno.e.sis by Prof. Sheth and his students.
Dayton-area lab mines Twitter to make predictions, Dayton Daily News, December 2., 2016 [PDF]. [The article & video interviews Prof. Sheth and discusses the use of Kno.e.sis’ Twitris technology as the basis of Dayton-area startup.]
Internet of Things Will Demand a Step-change in Search Solutions, University of Surrey, November 24, 2016 [PDF]. [International coverage of Prof. Sheth's and Prof. Barnaghi's IEEE article On Searching the Internet of Things: Requirements and Challenges has been included in Communications of the ACM, Wireless Week, Phys.org, and Science Newsline.]
Cognovi Labs: Twitter Analytics Startup Predicts Trump Upset in Real-Time, November 11, 2016, Yahoo! Finance/PRNewsWire [PDF]. [Covers some of Prof. Amit Sheth’s analysis and predictions using Twitris during the 2016 US Election day.]
WSU researchers monitored Twitter to predict a Trump victory, WHIO TV, November 10/11, 2016 [PDF]. Also appeared as University researchers predicted Trump victory with Twitter [PDF], Atlanta Journal and Constitution, and WPXI [PDF], Nov. 10, 2016 . [Video of TV coverage on Nov 10 and associated article discussing use of Kno.e.sis developed Twitris technology by  WSU’s Applied Policy Research Institute to monitor 2016 Election. Also mentions Cognovi Labs, a Dayton-based startup that has licensed Twitris from WSU, and quotes Prof. Sheth.]
Cognovi Labs is watching the U.S. Presidential Election with its predictive, social sentiment tool, TechCrunch, November 8, 2016 [PDF]. [The article discusses the use of Twitris technology, developed by the Kno.e.sis Center and licensed by the university to a Dayton area startup Cognovi Labs in analyzing the 2016 US Election and correctly predicting the presidential and senate majority outcomes.]
Election Models Predict Trump Defeats Clinton, PJ Media, November 2, 2016 [PDF]. [Coverage of Cognovi Lab's work predicting the outcome of the U.S. presidential election and the potentials of their work for commercial marketing departments and campaigns wanting to measure and react to consumer/voter behavior.]
Researchers Claim AI Can Identify Gang Members on Twitter, Motherboard, November 1, 2016 [PDF]. [Coverage of work by Lakshika Balasuriya, Sanjaya Wijeratne, Dr. Derek Doran, and Dr. Amit Sheth to use a word embeddings-based approach to address the problem of automatically identifying gang member profiles on Twitter.]
Inside Wright State’s election ‘war room,’ Clinton outdoes Trump, Dayton Daily News [PDF]; Wright State researchers track Twitter reaction to presidential debate, OHIO TV, October 20, 2016 [PDF]. [Local print and TV media report on Kno.e.sis (developer of the Twitris technology), Cognovi Labs (a Dayton start up commercializing the Twitris technology), and the Applied Policy Research Institute, which conducted their third war room for live analysis of 2016 Presidential Debates.]
Cognovi Labs will study the presidential debates tonight with their emotional sentiment tool, TechCrunch, September 26, 2016 [PDF]. [Kno.e.sis, Cognovi Labs, and APRI did a live analysis of the first 2016 presidential debate using the Twitris technology built by Kno.e.sis; TechCrunch liveblogged some of the observations.]
WSU Lab Works to Mine Social Media Posts, Dayton Daily News, July 13, 2016 [PDF]. [Discusses commercialization effort for Twitris developed at Kno.e.sis by Dayton start-up Cognovi Labs, and quotes Prof. Sheth.]
A Dialogue with Dr. Amit Sheth, 8 July 2016. [Interviewer describes as: "On his exciting and challenging journey toward more meaning in the man-machine collaboration (symbiosis as you will often read him calling it), Dr. Sheth wears several hats at a time."]
Analysis tool predicted Brexit 6 hours before poll results, Inquirer.net, June 30, 2016 [PDF].
Boonshoft researchers study use of marijuana edibles, Fairborn Daily Herald, May 23, 2016 [PDF]. [Coverage of the results of eDrugTrends and the joint work by the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, the Center for Interventions, Treatment, and Addictions Research, and the Kno.e.sis Center.]
Perceptual Computing and the Human Experience, DataVersity, March 21, 2016 [PDF].
The Twitris sentiment analysis tool by Cognovi Labs predicted the Brexit hours earlier than polls, TechCrunch, June 29, 2016 [PDF]. [Hours before the EU referendum votes closed and well before results were declared, Prof. Sheth’s analysis of Twitter data predicted #Brexit - votes for leave outpacing remain. Analysis was done using a campaign set up by Cognovi Labs that is powered by Twitris technology. Analysis detail.]
Chennai floods: How social media and crowdsourcing helps people on ground, OneIndia, December 5, 2015 [PDF]. [During the Chennai floods, images showing flood water provided critical information that can be helpful in understanding the situation on the ground and planning for rescue, using the Kno.e.sis’ Twitris technology and crowdsourcing. Additional details.]
Wright State launches cyber bullying research, coverage in WHIO TV (Channel 7), November 23, 2015 [PDF]. [Video of the WHIO report.]
Technology for technology-induced disease: Wright State researchers using computer analysis as weapon against harassment, Wright State University Newsroom, Nov. 10, 2015 [PDF]. Wright State University researchers developing new software that can detect cyber-bullying, WDTN (NBC (Channel 2), Nov. 19, 2015. [Video of the WDTN report.]
Lu Chen: «Twitter devient de plus en plus un moyen de vivre sa foi». A US study found that US Twitter users "atheists" would be more active on the social network that "believers" users. La Croix, France, November 4, 2014 [PDF]. [Covers my PhD student Lu Chen's research; mentions Kno.e.sis-Wright State University.]
Twitter Data Mining Reveals America's Religious Fault Lines, MIT Technology Review, October 6, 2014 [PDF]. [Covers my PhD student Lu Chen's research; mentions Wright State University.]
Atheists tweet more often than Muslims, Jews, Christians, study shows, ReligionNews, October 3, 2014 [PDF]. [Covers my PhD student Lu Chen's research; mentions Kno.e.sis.]
Digital volunteers use social media, come together during Jammu floods, OneIndia News, September 20, 2014 [PDF]. [Detailed review of application of Kno.e.sis' tool for rescue coordination resulting from NSF supported research in use of social media for coordination during disasters. Also credited: my PhD student Hemant Purohit who was a key coordinator for major efforts involving digital volunteers.]
Digital soldiers emerge heroes in Kashmir flood rescue, Hindustan Times, September 9, 2014 [PDF]. [Discusses rescue coordination effort by my PhD student Hemant Purohit, and the use of Kno.e.sis' Twitris technology (partly funded by the NSF) by digital volunteers.]
How Twitter community reacted over Union Budget 2014, OneIndia News, July 23, 2014 [PDF]. [Analysis of 30K tweets related to India's 2014 Union budget using Twitris. Also credited: my students Revathy Krishnamurthy, Jeremy Brunn and Alan Smit.]
India's Briefcase-Sized Voting Machines, The Atlantic, April 15, 2014 [PDF]. [Penultimate paragraph covers my views/interpretation of data we saw.]
How big data has changed India elections, CNBC, April 10, 2014 [PDF]. [Mentions some actionable information my group has produced using Twitris on actual on the ground use in activities associated with India Elections 2014.]
Analysis: See what Twitter community thinks of BJP, Congress, AAP, OneIndia News, April 10, 2014 [PDF]. [Detailed analysis of view of three main parties in 15 important states; also credited: my student Shreyansh Bhat.]
India's social media election battle, BBC News, March 30, 2014 [PDF]. [Includes coverage of our analysis of India 2014 Election using Twitris].
Survey: Kejriwal lost popularity after Gujarat visit ahead of election, OneIndia.com, March 11, 2014 [PDF]. [Based on our analysis of specific event in India 2014 Election using Twitris; also credited: my student Shreyansh Bhatt.]
Twitter's top swear words revealed: Researchers find one in 13 tweets contains a curse, Daily Mail (UK)/Mail Online, February 20, 2014 [PDF]. [Media coverage on our CSCW2014 paper, credit: my student Wenbo Wang.]
People Sure Tweet "Fuck" a Lot, Finds Science, Motherboard, February 19, 2014 [PDF]. [Media coverage on our CSCW2014 paper, credit: my student Wenbo Wang.]
#Cursing Study: 10 Lessons About How We Use Swear Words on Twitter, Time.com, February 19, 2014 [PDF]. [Media coverage on our CSCW2014 paper,credit: my student Wenbo Wang.]
140 Characters Of F*ck, Sh!t, And @ss: How We Swear On Twitter, Fast Company, February 19, 2014 [PDF]. [A media coverage on our CSCW2014 paper; also credited: my student Wenbo Wang.]
Mapping Unstructured Clinical Notes to ICD-10 Coding, SemanticWeb.com, November 26, 2013 [PDF]. [Covers our research NLP enhanced by ontology/background knowledge, wich is at the core of ezCAC and related products from ezDI; also credited: my student: Sujan Perer.]
Google's Person Finder and Google Crisis Response Map for Phailin to help with crisis information, DNA, October 12, 2013 [PDF]. [Mentions participation by Kno.e.sis students (in particular Hemant Purohit) among "digital humanitarian volunteers" who create crowd sourced data that was used by Google applications to help crisis response.]
Are we missing out on tech-aided disaster management in Uttarakhand? The Hindu, July 17, 2013 [PDF]. [Challenges in using 'tech' to support the relief and rebuilding effort; also credited: my student Hemant Purohit.]
Using crisis mapping to aid Uttarakhand, The Hindu, June 27, 2013 [PDF]. [Data resulting from coordination done by Kno.e.sis was used by Google Crisis Maps that helped crisis response planners; also credited: my student Hemant Purohit.]
Twitris: Taking Crisis Mapping to the Next Level, Tech President, June 24, 2013 [PDF] [In-depth on use of Twitris in Crisis Mapping/Disaster Response, Political Movement and Campaigns; also credited: my student Hemant Purohit.]
Election 2012: The Semantic Recap, semanticweb.com, November 8, 2012 [PDF]. [Reviews how well Twitris did in predicting/analyzing 2012 US presidential election and the deeper insights semantic web technology enable.]
Could Twitris+ Be Used for Disaster Response? iRevolution, September 11, 2012 [PDF]. [The influential blog discusses Twitris' ability to provide insights and situational awareness for emergency response aid, reputation management, etc. Credits: my student Hemant Purohit.]
Picking the President: Twindex, Twitris Track Social Media Electorate, semanticweb.com, August 3, 2012 [PDF]. [Comparison of Twitris with other tools monitoring/analyzing US Presidential Elections 201.]
Semantic App Helps Researchers Understand Prescription Drug Abuse, semanticweb.com, June 12, 2012 [PDF]. [Kno.e.sis' PREDOSE platform support prescription drug abuse epidemiology; also credited: my student Delroy Cameron, my colleague: Raminta Daniulaityte.]
Web App Analyzes Tweets in Real Time for a Record of Historic Events, mashable.com, February 17, 2012 [PDF]. [Reviews Twitris' monitoring/analysis of major events such as Occupy Wall Street, Egypt revolution 2011, Haiti Earthquake 2010, Iran Elections 200.]
Twitris Social Media Analysis Tackles Occupy Wall Street, 2012 Elections, semanticweb.com, February 12, 2012 [PDF]. [Review of Twitris' social media analysis of social movements such as Occupy Wall Street and India Against Corruption.]
Fund nurtures ideas that can be potent job engines, Dayton Daily News Column written by David R. Hopkins, President WSU, April 19, 2010.
HP selects WSU professor as research award recipient, Dayton Daily News, June 29, 2009.
WSU Developing New Web Technologies, interview in the Dayton Daily News, April 16, 2007.
New Ground in Web technology affecting health care, HULIQ, March 29, 2007 [PDF]. [Wright State researchers pioneer new ground in Web technology affecting health care, terrorism, defense, and financial services, WSU Communications & Marketing.]
NSA Datamining Social Media Sites, O'Reilly Radar, June 9, 2006 [PDF]. [One of the several media stories/articles that was kicked off by our WWW2006 paper on Semantic Analytics on Social Networks
Commercialization Profile for Semagix in A Mission Possible: Transforming UGA Research Discoveries into New Technology Companies, published by the University of Georgia, January 2006, p.7.
Apps Make Semantic Web a Reality, SD Times, April 1, 2005 [PDF]. [Discusses a variety of Semantic Web technology powered commercial applications powered by Semagix Freedom that used ontologies, semantic annotations, and semantic search, browsing, path computations, etc.]
Discussion the state of the art in the Semantic Web in Apps Make Semantic Web a Reality, SD Times, April 1, 2005, pp. 5, 17.
Semagix CTO will Present Strategies for Achieving the Potential of the Semantic Web through an Ontology-Based SmartData Approach, PRNewswire, October 26, 2004 [PDF]. [Outlining the vision of achieving the Semantic Web and for realizing productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness gains by using semantics to transform raw data into Smart Data.]
An Interview with Amit Sheth: The Information Systems Perspective on Semantic Web Research, in the Bulletin of AIS Special Interest Group on Semantic Web and Information Systems, volume 1, issue 1, April 2004 [PDF.]
Semagix' CIRAS - A 'Trend-Setting Product of 2003'; Recognition of Innovation in Knowledge Management, Business Wire, July 21, 2003 [PDF]. [Discusses the technology and product that uses Semantic Web technology for Financial Services apps; product developed by my team at Taalee/Voquette/Semangix based technology described in this patent.]
When Academicians Become Entrepreneurs, a profile of Dr. Amit Sheth in the Sandpaper, May 2003.
Revving Up a Smarter Search Engine, coverage of Taalee by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, February 2002 [PDF].
Athens Herald on Founding Taalee, June 10, 2001.
Streaming Semantic Search Engine That Reads Your Mind, Streaming Media World, August 10, 2000 [PDF]. [An interview that describes Taalee's Semantic Search Engine that used ontologies/knowledge base, similar to the use of knowledge graph by search engines in 2013.]
Interview: Amit Sheth on Workflow Technology, by Sushil Jajodia, IEEE Concurrency, April – June 1998, pp. 21–23.
Interview discussing applications of the METEOR system in Healthcare, in Research Reporter, UGA, Winter 1997, and in Healthcare Informatics.
Biographical profiles published in an English (1997) book and a Gujarati book (1996).
Technology Interviews: future in Internet-related technologies and relevant research at UGA following broad-based talks, published in the Times of India (several editions), January 1996, and in the Economic Times, January 1995 (several editions), both of which national newspapers in India with largest circulation in the business and general categories, respectively.
Professor Amit P. Sheth
Artificial Intelligence Institute
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of South Carolina