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- Read about our paper that won the Best In Use Track Paper award at ESWC 2018: https://www.ibm.com/blogs/research/2018/07/semantic-concept-discovery/
- IBM Research blog post on our winning solution at the 2017 Semantic Web Challenge: https://www.ibm.com/blogs/research/2017/11/knowledge-base-construction-iswc-2017/
I am a research scientist (RSM) at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York. My research interests are in the areas of information integration, knowlege management, and data curation.
My current research is focused on extraction of knowledge from large and heterogenous sources of structured and unstructured data, and integration and management of the extracted knowledge. I take part in Semantic Web, Data Management, and AI research communities through publications and program com mittee activites.
In the past, I have worked on several problems related to accurate and efficient discovery of links within and between large data repositories. In particular:
- Linking enterprise data to facilitate online exploratory data analytics and semantic data curation, in the context of the Helix project. Our aim is to provide a guided data exploration and analysis engine for Big Data. We have developed a highly scalable, generic, and knowledge-drive data curation technology as a part of this project.
- Linking life sciences data, in particular: 1) clinical trials data, in the context of LinkedCT and xCurator projects. 2) drug data and drug-drug-interaction (see our JBI paper).
- Linking bibliographic data in BibTeX files, as an extension of the BibBase project.
In 2010, I received the IBM PhD fellowship award, and the 2010 Yahoo! Key Scientiﬁc Challenges award. I have received the ﬁrst prize at the Linked Data Tripliﬁcation Challenge (an annual contest that awards prizes to the most promising projects in the area of Linked Data) twice (2008 and 2009). I am a graduate of the University of Toronto (M.Sc., Ph.D.) and Sharif University of Technology (B.Sc.).
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