Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis) Inauguration
The Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis) was announced by the Governor of Ohio and the Chancellor of the Board of Regents in January 2010. Dr. David Hopkins, President of Wright State University hosted an inauguration. Ohio Centers of Excellence are nationally recognized academic programs that generate world-class research and help draw talent and investment to the state.
Dr. Amit Sheth, LexisNexis Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, is the Center's Director. The Center consists of 15 faculty members from four of Wright Sate University colleges that collaborate on funded research through support from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as well as many multinational corporations. This is the second, multidisciplinary phase of Kno.e.sis that was founded by Prof. Sheth when he moved from the University of Georgia with ten of his PhD students in January 2007.
Kno.e.sis was inaugurated by the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, Eric Fingerhut, at an event hosted by Dr. Hopkins, then President of Wright State University. Around 120 people from industry, academia, and Wright State University attended the inauguration ceremony.
The inauguration ceremony was kicked off by:
Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, Dr. Eric Fingerhut
The President of Wright State University, Dr. David R. Hopkins
The event included:
An introduction to the Third Frontier and LexisNexis Ohio Eminent Scholar, by Dr. Harry Silver, LexisNexis
A technical review of Knoesis presented by Prof. Amit Sheth, Meenakshi Nagarajan (PhD Student), Prof. Mike Raymer, Prof. John Flach, Terry Rapoch (DaytaOhio), Jim Leftwitch (Dayton Development Corporation), and Prof. Ahmed Elmagarmid (Purdue University and member of Kno.e.sis' Advisory Board).
A career panel, consisting of the Guest Experts listed below, offered a question-answer session to undergraduate, MS and PhD students.