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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.

Invitation to the Inauguration

Overview of the Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing

Amit Sheth, LexisNexis Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, is the Center's Director. The Center consists of 15 faculty from four of WSU colleges that have been collaborating 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 UGA with ten of his PhD students in January 2007.

Video Introduction of Kno.e.sis

Technical Overview of Kno.e.sis at Inauguration

Kno.e.sis Student Achievements

The Event

Kno.e.sis was inaugurated by the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, Eric Fingerhut, at the event hosted by Dr. Hopkins, President of the Wright State University. Around 120 people from industry, academia and Wright State University attended the inauguration.

The Agenda

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
  • Introduction to the Third Frontier and LexisNexis Ohio Eminent Scholar, by Dr. Harry Silver, LexisNexis
  • Central part of the event included Technical review of Knoesis presented by : Prof. Amit Sheth, Meenakshi Nagarajan (a PhD Student), Prof. Mike Raymer, Prof. John Flach, Terry Rapoch (DaytaOhio), Jim Leftwitch (Dayton Development Corporation), Prof. Ahmed Elmagarmid (Purdue University and member of Kno.e.sis Advisory Board).

Inauguration Videos

A career panel, consisting of the Guest Experts listed below, offered a question-answer session to undergraduate, MS and PhD students.

  • Prof. Ahmed Elmagarmid, Purdue University
  • Dr. Dan Gruhl, IBM Research-Almaden
  • Dr. Daniel Serfati, Aptima
  • Dr. Harry Silver, LexisNexis
  • Prof. Amit Sheth (moderator)

In the afternoon, the Center hosted a technical talk by Dr. Daniel Gruhl.

Inauguration Photos

Media Coverage of Inauguration

Media tour by President Hopkins with Meena Nagarajan

Greene County Dailies (Inauguration)


  • Kevin Bennett (Dept of Psychology/HFIO)
  • Katherine Cauley (Community Health/Center for Healthy Communities)
  • Keke Chen (Computer Sc and Eng/Data Intensive Analysis and Computing Lab)
  • Guozhu Dong (Comp Sc and Engg/Data Mining Lab)
  • John Flach (Dept of Psychology/HFIO)
  • Robert Gilkey (Dept of Psychology/HFIO)
  • Arthur Goshtasby (Comp Sc and Engg/Intelligent Systems Lab)
  • Pascal Hitzler (Comp Sc and Engg/Knowledge Engg Lab)
  • Michael Raymer (Comp Sc and Engg & BMS/Bioinformatics Research Group)
  • Nicholas Reo (Biochemistry & Molecular Bio & BMS/Magnetic Resonance Lab)
  • Shu Schiller (Information Systems and Operations Management)
  • Amit Sheth (Comp Sc and Engg & BMS/Semantic Web+Services+Social+Sensor+e-Science)
  • Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan (Comp Sc and Engg/Metadata and Languages Lab/Semantic Web)
  • Shaojun Wang (Comp Sc and Engg/Statistical Machine Learning Lab)
  • Tom Wischgoll (Comp Sc and Engg/Visualization & Medical Data Analysis Lab)

  • *HFIO: Human Factors and Industrial/Organizational Psychology Ph.D. Program

    BMS: Biomedical Sciences PhD Program

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