Introduction to Kno.e.sis Center - March 2011


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  • In the 16th Century, Francis Bacon—an Englishphilosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist and author established deductive methodologies for scientific enquiry… and he said something that is more true than ever– Knowledge is Power
  • So what is Kno.e.sis about– it is about stepping away from the concerns of storing and searching data, to that of improving human experience, human effectiveness, human performance, human productivity.
  • Our 15 faculty from 4 colleges are already engaged in multiple jointly funded grants, pending proposals, serving on interdisciplinary programs like Biomedical Sciences PhD program and on committees of students of colleagues.
  • Introduction to Kno.e.sis Center - March 2011

    1. 1. Ohio Center of Excellence on Knowledge-Enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis)<br />NCSA Director’s Seminar, UIUC, Oct10. Talk at IBM Almaden, HP Labs, <br />DERI-Galway, City Uni of Dublin, KMI-Open U, AugSep10.<br />
    2. 2. Ohio Center of Excellence on <br />Knowledge-Enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis)<br />scientiapotentiaest<br />Knowledge is Power <br />Francis Bacon, 1597<br />…established and popularized deductive methodologies for scientific inquiry<br />2<br />
    3. 3. Kno.e.sis’ leadership in semantic processing will contribute to basic theory about computation and cognitive systems, and address pressing practical problems associated with productive thinking in the face of an explosion of data.<br />Kno.e.sis: from information to meaning.<br />Kno.e.sis Vision<br />3<br />
    4. 4. 4<br />
    5. 5. Significant Infrastructure<br />Whole-Body Laser <br />Range Scanner<br />VERITAS<br />stereoscopic 3D <br />visualization<br />NMR<br />AVL<br />5<br />
    6. 6. Exceptional <br />Regional Collaboration<br /><ul><li>At least 6 active projects with AFRL/WPAFB
    7. 7. Human Effectiveness Directorate
    8. 8. Sensors Directorate </li></ul>6<br />
    9. 9. Exceptional <br />National Collaboration<br /><ul><li>Univ. of Georgia, Stanford, Purdue, OSU, Ohio U., Indiana U. UC-Irvine, Michigan State U., Army
    10. 10. Microsoft, IBM, HP, Yahoo </li></ul>7<br />
    11. 11. Exceptional<br />International Collaboration<br /><ul><li>W3C Member: WSDL-S/SAWSDL, SA-REST, SSN, …
    12. 12. U. Manchester, TU-Copenhagen, TU-Delft, DERI (Ireland), Max-Planck Institute, U. Melbourne, CSIRO, DA-IICT (India)</li></ul>8<br />
    13. 13. Funding<br />Current active funds of ~$10 million (supporting research of 15 faculty and 45+ funded grad students & postdocs).<br />$1.3M new funding this summer.<br />Currently about 45 PhD students- practically all funded. Plus many MS and BS students funded.<br />NIH, NSF, AFRL, AFOSR, …<br />Recent gifts/innovation grants from: MSR, IBM-R, HP Labs, Google<br />9<br />
    14. 14. Faculty<br /><ul><li>Over 2,000 citations per faculty, around 1,000 refereed publications – comparable to any excellent group; granted 74 PhDs, $50 million in cumulative funding
    15. 15. Prof. Sheth among the most cited Computer Science authors in the world today(h-index 68, top 10-15 in citation in WWW area:cf Microsoft Academic Search)
    16. 16. Prof. Bennett & Flach’s paper declared as one of most influential papers published in over 50 years in Journal of Human Factors; Prof. Raymer’s paper was cited in a US Supreme Court decision
    17. 17. Kno.e.sis has attracted top-notch faculty
    18. 18. High quality funding: NIH, NSF, AFRL…..innovation grants: Microsoft Research, Google, IBM Research, HP labs
    19. 19. Entrepreneurship experience – launched several companies</li></ul>10<br />
    20. 20. World Class Students<br /><ul><li>Meena Nagarajan gave a keynote at an international workshop– unheard of for a PhD student. Got NSF CI Fellows
    21. 21. Satya, Cory, Karthikorganized international workshops
    22. 22. Satya joined CWRU (tenure track), Meena – IBM Almaden,
    23. 23. Six of the senior PhD students: 80+ papers, 40+ program committees, contributed to winning NIH and NSF grants.
    24. 24. Students interned at & collaborated with the very best places: Microsoft Research, Yahoo! Research, IBM Research, HP Labs, NLM, Accenture Labs, …and filed for 6 patents in 3 years.
    25. 25. PhDs get 120K-130K starting in Industry Research, MS 70-90K starting. Usually 15-25% higher than average.</li></ul>11<br />
    26. 26. 12<br />THERE IS MORE HAPPENING AT KNO.E.SIS<br /><br />Also check out demos, systems at<br /><br />