Pavan Kapanipathi  Pavan Kapanipathi photo         

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Research Staff Member
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


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Professional Associations:  Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence  |  Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

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Pavan Kapanipathi is a Research Staff Member in the AI Foundations -- Reasoning team at IBM Research. He joined IBM Research in 2016 after obtaining Ph.D. in Computer Science at Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University (presently AI Institute University of South Carolina). His primary research interests include Knowledge Graphs, Reasoning, Semantic Web, and Natural Language Processing.

His works over the years have focused on leveraging knowledge graphs for reasoning tasks in various domains such as Natural Language Processing and Recommendation Systems. He is also the Reasoning PIC chair at IBM Research.

Pavan Kapanipathi has over 30+ publications. His works have been published at  Artificial Intelligence and Web (Semantic Web) conferences such as AAAI, WWW, ISWC, and ESWC. His recent work on complex question answering won the best paper award at MRQA workshop in ACL. He also has had a winning entry at the Triplification challenge (I-Semantics conference).

He has co-organized Reasoning for Complex Question Answering Workshops at AAAI 19 and AAAI 20 and served as a PC member and reviewer for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI, IJCAI, NeurIPS), Computational Linguistics (EMNLP, ACL, NAACL), and Semantic Web conferences (ISWC, ESWC).

Presently, Pavan Kapanipathi is working with a team of researchers on Neuro-Symbolic Reasoning for Knowledge Base Question Answering.