Kno.e.sis Review: late 2012 to mid 2013
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Kno.e.sis Review: late 2012 to mid 2013



A quick, high level review of the Kno.e.sis Center, with a focus on Computer Science & Engineering component

A quick, high level review of the Kno.e.sis Center, with a focus on Computer Science & Engineering component



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  • From Information To Meaning: Kno.e.sis Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing    
  • Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge- enabled Computing • Shares 2nd position among all universities in the world in World Wide Web (cf: 5-yr impact, Microsoft Academic Search) • Largest academic group in the US in Semantic Web + Social/Sensor Webs, Mobile/Cloud/Cognitive Computing, Big Data, IoT, Health/Clinical & Biomedicine Applications • Exceptional student success – second to none: internships and jobs at top salary (IBM Research, MSR, Amazon, CISCO, Oracle, Yahoo!, Samsung, research universities, NLM, startups ) • 100 researchers including 15 World Class faculty (>3K citations/faculty) and 45+ PhD students- practically all funded • $2M+/yr research for largely multidisciplinary projects; world class resources; industry sponsorships/collaborations (Google, IBM, …) One page summary
  • Microsoft Academic Search ranking WSU shares 2nd among Universities (5 year impact) Organization (H-index) 1.Microsoft (24) 2.Yahoo Research Labs (20) 3.IBM (17) 4.Stanford University (16) #1 5.Google. Inc. (12) 6.Carnegie Mellon University (11) #2 7.Wright State University (11) Details available online at:
  • Kno.e.sis Students (partial list - for Comp Sc & Engg; 2012) • Fully funded GRA (who are occasionally funded as GTA for ~1 yr or 3 sems out of 5-6 year avg time for PhD) 43 • Partially funded 16
  • Cory A. Henson, Doctor of Philosophy: Computer Science Cory is an exceptional representative of the program’s accomplishments in preparing world-class graduates, represented by several unparalleled achievements: excellent publications record that has translated into exceptionally high citation (h-index 11, nearly 700 citations); co-editing a broadly used report for W3C resulting from an international activity; keynote at a major international event in Venice, Italy, along with 4 other invited talks-two at Dagstuhl Seminars; PC co-chair of an international workshop and serving on 19 Program Committees including top conferences like ISWC2013 and ESWC2010-2013; guest co- editing special issues of a high quality journal and a top international magazine; coordinating funded projects and mentoring students. Cory’s advisor is Dr. Amit Sheth. Sample Profile of Kno.e.sis PhD —
  • Exceptional First Jobs of Kno.e.sis Alumni – a sample Satya Sahoo, Tenure Track Faculty Ramakanth Kavaluru, Tenure Track Faculty Meena Nagarajan, Research Scientist Prateek Jain, Research Scientist Ajith Ranabahu, Software Engineer Priti Parikh, Research Director & Asst Prof. Christopher Thomas, Research Scientist Mattew Perry
  • Rare recognition of Kno.e.sis PhD students Keynotes at International events Meena Nagarajan Cory Henson David Martinez — invited talk, 2012 Geo-Vocabulary Camp at GI Science in Dayton Organizing international events Delroy Cameron, PC co-chair Cory Henson, PC co-chair
  • Students Organize International Events • PhDs on top conference PCs (ISWC, CIKM, EKAW, ESWC) • PhDs served on over 15 PCs before graduation • 3 Kno.e.sis PhD students have 400-800+ citations before/by graduation— also a rarity! Prof. Sheth’s advisee with 1000+ citations: Kunal Verma, Vipul Kashyap, Jorge Cardoso, Kartik Gomadam (2011), Meena Nagarajan (2010), Cartic Ramakrishnan. With 500+ citations: Kemafor Anyanwu (2007), Satya Sahoo (2010), Cory Henson(2013), Ajith Ranabahu (2012), Christopher Thomas (2012).
  • World Class Faculty • Kno.e.sis faculty are from Compt Sc & Engg (CSE), Biomedicine, Clinical/Health Sciences, Cognitive Sciences with significant collaborations across additional disciplines. Sample accomplishments of CSE faculty: • Sheth –h-index of 81 (up from 68 last year); over 25,000+ citations –One of the world’s top 100 authors in Computer Science –Top 3 authors in World Wide Web (2nd in 5yr, 1st in 10 yr, 3rd in all) –Top 20 in Databases (all yrs) –Most cited WSU author –2010 WSU Trustee’s Award for Faculty Excellence • Dong –3rd most cited WSU Author –Over 4,600 citations –Top 75 authors in Data Mining –WSU CECS 2012 Faculty Research Award
  • World Class Faculty • Raymer – 2013 CECS Service Award – 2011 CECS Outstanding Faculty Member – 2010 CECS Excellence in Teaching Award – 2010 CECS Outstanding Faculty Member • Hitzler – 2013 CECS Outstanding Faculty – 2011 CECS Early Career – Outstanding Academic Title 2010 ‘Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies’ • Prasad: 2011 Fritz J. Russ Award • Wischgoll: 2012 CECS Outstanding Faculty Member • Wang: Multiple competitive finds: NSF, AFOSR, Google; publications in top conferences in the ML/NLP See all home pages for all faculty at
  • World Class Faculty • Highly visible and active in professional services – Lead editorial boards of well over 10 journals; EIC of 3 journal (Sheth-2, Hitzler) – Organize over 10 international events each year, some with PhD students serving as PC co-Chair (3 in 2012!) – Serve in large number of program committees • Several faculty have large groups with funded students: Sheth (~25 students including 15-19 active full time PhDs), Hitzler/Raymer/Wang: 4-8 PhD students • In last 36 months, Kno.e.sis Computer Science faculty have published 7 books, 195 publications including, 36 journal papers and 69 conference papers.
  • Facilities • 13 labs in 5 colleges Details: • 2 racks of servers w/ memory range 16GB-128GB; many TB of disk • 19 node cloud computing collaborations • 16 node cluster for Bioinformatics collaborations • 16 node cluster for distributed computing • access to OSC environment at no cost • Large variety of sensors • Conference rooms • Additional $492,500 funds to be invested in Fall 2013 (DURIP project: PI: Wang, co-PIs: Sheth, Chen, Zhang)
  • Unique Research position: Multidisciplinary – Collaborative (local, national, international) Research, most with Real Users, Real Data See: Collaborations with: UGA, OSU (CS and Wexner Medical Center), Stanford Biomedicine, WSU/CITAR, WSU/Boonshoft Medical, WSU Psychology, Kettering Medical, AFRL Sensor, AFRL HE, AFRL Material, DERI-Ireland, U. Surrey-UK, and many EU organizations
  • Funding • Competitive/full F&A sources – Federal 70% (mainly NIH, NSF, AFOSR and AFRL) – State 20% – Industry ~10%
  • Net Funding Annual expenditures [$M]: .176 (2007), .3 (2008), .66 (2009), 1.03 (2010), 1.44 (2011), 1.38 (2012); significant majority for GRA support Cumulative Funding
  • New IP disclosures  Twitris 3.0  IntellegO  kHealth technologies*  Contrast Pattern Based Regression, Prediction and Classification * • Twitris commercialization effort in progress – Expected projected outcome: Ohio based start up * = presented at technology roundtable
  • Partner in Economic Development • Engaged in regional & national economic developments – Collaborate w/ regional and global companies – Generate technology transfer and commercialization – Produce world class talent who can innovate • World Wide Web Consortium membership – Yields standards related outcomes including an international standard
  • Measuring Success • Kno.e.sis already recognized as World Class (not only best in Ohio but also among the top in world) which distinguishes in – Exceptional quality and quality of its PhD program: exceptional outcomes for graduates: 30-50% above industry average (new MS grad compensation up to $120K, new PhD compensation $130K to over $200K) – Exceptional students apply to our CSE program specifically seeking to join Kno.e.sis, and have to turn down many highly qualified applicants due to limited funding, faculty bandwidth (and challenges presented earlier) – Exceptional faculty candidates apply
  • Measuring Success • Exceptional faculty achievement • more faculty in the center received new funding, improving the ability of junior faculty in enhancing their research portfolio • Successful multidisciplinary work across 3 colleges (CECS, Medicine, Science & Math) with rapidly increasing number of proposals for multidisciplinary research and sustained success • (Significantly) exceeded all measure in COE app (e.g., 150%+ of funds/faculty, student success, number of graduates in program and completed) except faculty growth
  • Internships / Fellowships Kno.e.sis PhD students are co-inventors of 9 patents in the last 3 years  
  • Kno.e.sis Faculty Advisees Are Employed At
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