Dr. Amit P. Sheth
Amit Sheth is an educator, researcher, and entrepreneur. He is the LexisNexis Ohio Eminent Scholar, an endowed faculty position funded by LexisNexis and the Ohio Board of Regents at Wright State University. He directs Kno.e.sis - the Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing, which is one of Ohio's Centers of Excellence in BioHealth Innovation. The Center and Eminent Scholar's activities are housed on the third floor of the WSU College of Engineering and Computer Science's new $11 million Joshi Research Center, which is the focal point for statewide research in Web 3.0 and inter-disciplinary research involving collaborations between Computer Scientists and researchers in Health Care & Life Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, and other disciplines.
Currently, Prof. Sheth focuses on Web 3.0 including Semantic Web, and semantics empowered Social Web, Sensor Web/Web of Things, Mobile Computing and Cloud Computing. Equally important to him is working with brilliant collaborators in various domains and application areas - some recent examples include human parasites, cardiology, prescription drug abuse, drug development & discovery, environment sciences and water management, terrorism, political/social movements and disaster/emergency management. As an educator, he measures his impact in terms exemplary success of his past and current advisees. As a researcher, his impact can be measured through citation record as well as in terms of technology development. Quite a few of his developments have resulted in deployed tools and applications as well as commercial services and products. He has a habit of jumping into or trying to shape new subareas (see below). As an entrepreneur, he founded and ran Infocosm (initially, a workflow management company: 1996- present) and Taalee (founded in 1999, probably the first Semantic Web company in U.S.), whose technology and people survived after several mergers and acquisitions with Voquette, Semagix, and Fortent, and continue to be part of the offering from Actimize.
Professor Sheth is an IEEE Fellow, received Wright State's Trustee Award (the university's highest award for a faculty), and other faculty and challenge awards, such as IBM and HP, but he particularly cherishes a little award he got from UGA for making an impact on his students` (graduate's) careers (based on students' input). He has done much professional training, and also been part of other outreach services: 40+ keynote speeches and a similar number of invited conference/workshop talks, ~200 Program Committees, and co-organized or co-chaired ~70 conferences & workshops. The latter includes serving as a PC chair for ISWC, WWW SW track, IEEE Metadata, ACM/IEEE Parallel & Distributed Info System (PDIS), and IEEE Multidatabase. He is on the editorial boards of several journals, including IEEE Internet Computing, and is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS), joint Editor-in-Chief of the Distributed and Parallel Database Journal (DAPD; with D. Agrawal), and editor of two Springer book series Semantic Web and Beyond (with R. Jain) and Advances in Database Systems (with A. Elmagarmid).
During 1994 and 2006, Prof. Sheth was a professor at the University of Georgia (UGA). He founded and directed the LSDIS lab at UGA. Earlier, he served in R&D groups at Bellcore, Unisys, and Honeywell. He received his B.E. in EEE from BITS, Pilani in 1981 and M.S. and Ph.D. in CIS from Ohio State University in 1983 and 1985, respectively.
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