20 Facts About Amit Sheth


Amit Sheth is a computer scientist at University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.


Amit Sheth is the founding Director of the Artificial Intelligence Institute, and a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering.


Amit Sheth has an h-index of 106, which puts him among the top 100 computer scientists with the highest h-index.


Amit Sheth has investigated, demonstrated, and advocated for the comprehensive use of metadata.


Amit Sheth explored syntactical, structural, and semantic metadata; recently, he has pioneered ontology-driven approaches to metadata extraction and semantic analytics.


Amit Sheth was among the first researchers to utilize description logic-based ontologies for schema and information integration, and he was the first to deliver a keynote about Semantic Web applications in search.


Amit Sheth proposed a realization of Vannevar Bush's MEMEX vision as the Relationship Web, based on the semantic metadata extracted from text.


Amit Sheth led the research that resulted in the W3C submission of WSDL-S, the basis for SAWSDL, a W3C recommendation for adding semantics to WSDL and XML Schema.


Amit Sheth coauthored a 1995 paper in the Journal of Distributed and Parallel Databases, which is one of the most cited papers in the area of workflow management literature, with more than 2,330 citations, as well as the most cited among over 430 papers published in that journal.


Amit Sheth developed a clean reference architecture, covered in his most cited paper on federated databases.


Amit Sheth analyzed the limitations resulting from the autonomy of the individual databases and worked towards deep integration by developing specification models for interdatabase dependencies, allowing for a limited degree of coupling to ensure global consistency for critical applications.


Amit Sheth's work continued in the areas of the integration and interoperability of networked databases in enterprises to Web-based database access.


Amit Sheth has been a strong proponent of identifying a richer and broader set of relationships, such as meronomy and causality, on the Semantic Web.


Amit Sheth licensed this technology he developed at the University of Georgia for his company Taalee in the same year that Tim-Berners Lee coined the term Semantic Web.


Amit Sheth coined the term "Semantic Sensor Web" and initiated and chaired the W3C effort on Semantic Sensor Networking that resulted in a de facto standard.


Amit Sheth introduced the concept of semantic perception to reflect the process of converting massive amounts of IoT data into higher level abstractions to support human cognition and perception in decision making, which involves an IntellegO ontology-enabled abductive and deductive reasoning framework for iterative hypothesis refinement and validation.


Amit Sheth emphasised the analysis of social data from the perspective of people, content, sentiment analysis and emotions.


Amit Sheth founded Infocosm, Inc in 1997, which licensed and commercialized the METEOR technology from the research he led at the University of Georgia, resulting in distributed workflow management products, WebWork and ORBWork.


Amit Sheth founded Taalee, Inc in 1999 based on licensing VideoAnywhere technology based on the research he led at the University of Georgia.


Amit Sheth served as its chief innovator and serves on the board.