Dr. Amit Sheth
Amit P. Sheth
Founding Director, AI Institute@UofSC
NCR Chair and Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
Speeches & Talks
Profiles, Brochures, and Talks

Profiles, Brochures, and Talks

"Demonstration of Twitris' Social Development Applications"

Date: 03/10/2016
Venue: Digital Empowerment Foundation

"Research Career and Higher Education Choices for ICT Students"

Date: 03/07/2016
Venue: IET-Ahmedabad University
Townhall (guided discussion with Q&A).

"Semantics-enhanced Linguistic, NLP, & ML Approach to Health Informatics"

Date: 02/26/2016
Venue: IET-Ahmedabad University
Introduces some of the projects on clinical/healthcare applications and health informatics, including consumer health behavior and social media use in healthcare. Focuses on personalized digital health, handling/mining of healthcare big data, high-level description of innovations, and applications involving clinical partners that empower patients, support better clinical decision making, reduce clinicians' information overload, and/or improve clinical outcomes.

"Semantics-empowered Smart City Applications: Today & Tomorrow"

Date: 02/23/2016
Venue: IET-Ahmedabad University
Presents some exciting smart city applications possible today and ventures to speculate on some future ones where Big Data technologies and semantic computing, including the use of domain knowledge, play a critical role.

"Semantic Sensor Web"

Date: 02/12/2016
Venue: IET - Ahmedabad University

"Physical-Cyber-Social Computing: An Early 21st Century Approach to Computing for Human Experience"

Date: 02/10/2016
Venue: IET - Ahmedabad University
Portrays physical-cyber-social (PCS) computing, which takes ideas from and goes significantly beyond the current progress in cyber-physical systems, socio-technical systems, and cyber-social systems to support computing for human experience (CHE). This talk exemplifes future PCS application scenarios in healthcare and traffic management that are supported by (a) a deeper and richer semantic interdependence and interplay between sensors and devices at physical layers, (b) rich, technology-mediated social interactions, and (c) the gathering and application of collective intelligence characterized by massive and contextually-relevant background knowledge, and advanced reasoning to bridge machine and human perceptions.

"Citizen Sensing & Social Media Analysis with Twitris"

Date: 02/09/2016
Venue: IET - Ahmedabad University
This talk weaves together three themes/topics: (1) the opportunity to exploit the massive amounts of social data from the participation of millions of users through a wide variety of online social media platforms; (2) the technical challenges and recent research efforts in extracting metadata from casual/informal user-generated content on social media platforms; (3) experiences in building robust, scalable platforms and numerous real-world campaigns/applications (i.e., 2012 US election tracking/prediction, analysis of 2014 India election, 2014 Jammu and Kashmir floods rescue effort, impact of states' marijuana legalization policies, prescription drug abuse epidemiology, etc.).

"Transforming Big Data into Smart Data: Deriving Value via Harnessing Volume, Variety, and Velocity Using Semantics and Semantic Web"

Dates: 02/08/2016, 02/11/2016, 02/17/2016, 02/29/2016, 03/10/2016
Venue: IET - Ahmedabad University, LNMIIT (Jaipur, India), VJTI (Mumbai, India), IIT (Patna, India), CiRG (New Delhi, India)
Describes the Smart Data that is realized by extracting value from Big Data to benefit companies as well as individuals. Consider for instance, understanding the reasons for and avoiding an asthma attack based on Big Data in the form of personal, public, and population health signals. No individual has the ability to process all this data without the help of the appropriate technology, and each human has different set of relevant data.

"Search Engine Basics to Semantic Search"

Dates: 02/05/2016, 02/15/2016
Venues: IET - Ahmedabad University & IIIT Hyderabad
Brief/informal overview of search engines, and then early and recent advances driven by semantics (e.g., Google's move towards semantic search) paired with more on Semantic Web applications.

"Semantic Web: Introduction & Overview"

Date: 02/04/2016
Venue: IET - Ahmedabad University
This talk introduces the key principles of Semantic Web standards and semantic technologies, starting with ontology/knowledge graph, semantic annotation and enrichments, on to the applications such as semantic search/browsing/analysis/reasoning. We will use this slide deck that has been viewed well over 10,000 times.

"History of World Wide Web & Core Web"

Date: 02/03/2016
Venue: IET - Ahmedabad University
Origins of the Web. What did the Web look like 20 years ago? Web evolution over the last 25 years: Web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0. Introduction to the core Web technologies.
Professor Amit P. Sheth
Artificial Intelligence Institute
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of South Carolina