Craig Knoblock

Research Professor of Computer Science and Spatial Sciences
Craig Knoblock


Craig Knoblock is a Research Professor in Computer Science and Spatial Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC) and the Keston Executive Director of the USC Information Sciences Institute. He also is Vice Dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

Knoblock is also a founder of Fetch Technologies, a web extraction and integration provider, and of Geosemble Technologies, which develops geospatial data integration solutions.

At USC, he leads a team of about 20 researchers, staff and students in developing techniques for rapid, efficient information integration. He focuses on constructing distributed, integrated applications from online sources through information extraction, source modeling, record linkage, constraint reasoning and other technologies for geospatial and bioinformatics data integration.

Knoblock is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), a Distinguished Scientist of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), President and Trustee of the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), and past President of the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS). He has served on the Senior Program Committee of the National Artificial Intelligence Conference, among others, and is conference chair for the 2011 International Joint Conference on AI (IJCAI).

Knoblock has published Generating Abstraction Hierarchies (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993), along with more than 200 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including Artificial Intelligence and the Journal of Web Semantics.

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