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Founding Director, Artificial Intelligence Institute, University of South Carolina

Professor Amit Sheth is an educator, researcher, and entrepreneur. He is the founding director of the AI Institute and a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Carolina. Earlier, he was the executive director of the Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis) and thee LexisNexis Ohio Eminent Scholar at the Wright State University. Professor Sheth's current interests include Artificial Intelligence (esp. knowledge graphs, NLP, deep learning, knowledge-infused learning, conversational AI- esp virtual agents/assistant for health and education), Semantic Web, Physical/IoT-Cyber-Social-Clinical Big Data, Augmented Personalized Health, AI and Big Data applications (in health and life sciences, social good, disaster management, etc.). He is a fellow of the IEEE, AAAI and AAAS. Web site: .


  • –present
    Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, University of South Carolina


Fellow: IEEE, AAAI, AAAS; Outstanding Alumni Award for Academic Excellence- Ohio State University