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Principal Research Staff Member, Research Manager - Entity Linking, Structured Knowledge and Learning
IBM Research - Almaden, San Jose, CA, USA


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Professional Associations:  ACM  |  ACM Distinguished Member  |  ACM SIGMOD

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Lucian Popa is a Research Manager at IBM Almaden Research Center, where he manages a team focused on human-in-the-loop systems for structured knowledge creation and learning.

His research is focused on bringing together human, data, and machine, to facilitate the next-generation of data-driven AI systems. Lucian is known for his work on schema mapping, data exchange and, more recently, entity resolution and entity linking. He has contributed to several IBM products, and is one of the developers of HIL, a declarative framework for scalable entity resolution. He has co-authored numerous research publications that are highly cited, with two of them receiving Test-of-Time Awards. He is a winner of the 2020 Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Computation, for ground-breaking work laying the logical foundations for data exchange. He is an ACM Distinguished Member.