Yolanda Gil

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Research Professor of Computer Science and Spatial Sciences and Principal Scientist at USC Information Sciences Institute

Education

  • 1992, Doctoral Degree, Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • 1989, Master's Degree, Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • 1985, Bachelor's Degree, Computer Science, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

Biography


Senior Director for Strategic Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Initiatives at the Information Sciences Institute of the University of Southern California, and Research Professor in Computer Science and in Spatial Sciences. She is also Director of Data Science programs and of the USC Center for Knowledge-Powered Interdisciplinary Data Science. She received her M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, with a focus on artificial intelligence. She initiated and chaired the W3C Provenance Group that led to a community standard in this area. Dr. Gil has served in the Advisory Committee of the Computer Science and Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation. She is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). She is also Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and served as its 24th President.


Research Summary


Her research is on intelligent interfaces for knowledge capture and discovery, which she investigates in a variety of projects concerning scientific discovery, knowledge-based planning and problem solving, information analysis and assessment of trust, semantic annotation and metadata, and community-wide development of knowledge bases. Dr. Gil collaborates with scientists in different domains on semantic workflows and metadata capture, social knowledge collection, computer-mediated collaboration, and automated discovery.

Awards


  • 2020 Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow
  • 2020 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow
  • 2016 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow
  • 2012 Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Fellow
Appointments
  • Director, Major Strategic AI and Data Science Initiatives, Information Sciences Institute
  • Computer Science
  • Spatial Sciences Institute

Office
  • Information Science Institute
  • 4676 Admiralty Way Marina Del Rey Ca 90292
  • USC Mail Code: 1454

Contact Information
  • (310) 448-8794
  • gil@isi.edu

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