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Research Assistant Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Southern California

Mayank Kejriwal is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and a Research Lead at the USC Information Sciences Institute. Dr. Kejriwal's research focuses on knowledge graphs, an exciting area of Artificial Intelligence and data analytics research that has found widespread applications in e-commerce and industry, health informatics, crisis response, social media analysis and AI for social good. Dr. Kejriwal's research has been applied to difficult problems such as fighting human trafficking. Dr. Kejriwal is co-author of an MIT Press textbook on knowledge graphs, and is also author of Domain-specific Knowledge Graph Construction (Springer, 2019) which has been downloaded thousands of times.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Research Lead, University of Southern California
  • –present
    Research Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
  • 2016–2019
    Computer Scientist, University of Southern California

Education

  • 2021 
    University of Southern California, MBA/Marshall School of Business
  • 2016 
    University of Texas at Austin, PhD/Computer Science
  • 2015 
    University of London, B.Sc./Banking and Finance
  • 2012 
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.Sc./Computer Engineering

Publications

  • 2021
    Knowledge Graphs: Fundamentals, Techniques, and Applications,
  • 2020
    Knowledge Graphs and COVID-19: Opportunities, Challenges, and Implementation,
  • 2020
    Network-theoretic modeling of complex activity using UK online sex advertisements,
  • 2020
    Structural studies of the global networks exposed in the Panama papers,
  • 2020
    On detecting urgency in short crisis messages using minimal supervision and transfer learning,
  • 2019
    Domain-Specific Knowledge Graph Construction,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    A Global Study of Inclusion Correlates
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    USC James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Grant
  • 2020
    A COVID-19 Knowledge Graph Infrastructure for Assistive Expertise
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Microsoft
  • 2019
    Crisis Understanding using Intelligent Systems
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    USC Undergraduate Research Associates Program (URAP)
  • 2019
    Multi-modal Open World Grounded Learning and Inference (MOWGLI)
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • 2019
    Generating Novelty in Open-World Multi-Agent Environments (GNOME)
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Professional Memberships

  • Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Honours

Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Key Scientific Challenge Winner (2018); Yahoo! Faculty Research Engagement Program Recipient (2019-2020); Shortlisted for Forbes 30 Under 30 (Science Category, 2019); DataEthics4All Top 100 list of DIET Champions (2021); Named Finalist, AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science (2021)