Scalable Knowledge Intelligence - Talks

Selected recent talks given by external visitors (co-)hosted by our team.


  • May 13, 2019 Restoring Trust by Computing: Data-driven Fact-checking and Exceptional Fact Finding (Chengkai Li, University of Texas - Arlington
  • May 10, 2019 A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Ontology (Fabian Suchanek, Telecom ParisTech University)
  • March 5, 2019 Knowledge Representation in the Era of Deep Learning, Watson and the Semantic Web (Jim Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
  • Feburary 18, 2019 Interacting with Computers in Natural Language (Siva Reddy, Stanford University)


  • November 16, 2018 Datalog+/-: A Family of Languages for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (Andreas Pieris, University of Edinburgh)
  • Apirl 5, 2018 The Rush to Make Scientific Data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable: How Semantic Technology Can Help (Mark Musen, Stanford University)


  • November 4, 2017 End-to-end Learning for Broad Coverage Semantics: SRL, Coreference, and Beyond (Luke Zettlemoyer, University of Washington)
  • September 24, 2017 Mining Structures from Massive Text (Jiawei Han, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • June 8, 2017 Automatically Extracting Social Meaning from Language (Dan Jurafsky, Stanford University)
  • Februrary 23, 2017 The Value Challenge for Big Data (H. V. Jagadish, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)


2021 - IBM Outstanding Research Accomplishment Award (upgrade): "Research Contributions to Watson NLP Stack"

2021 - IBM Research Accomplishment Award: "Research Contributions to Watson OneConversion"

2020 - IBM Research Accomplishment Award: "Research Contributions to Watson NLP Stack"

2020 - IBM Research Accomplishment Award: "Deep Thinking Question Answering"

2020 - IBM Special Division Accomplishment Award: "Research Contributions to the IBM COVID-19 Technology Taskforce"

2020 - ISWC Best Poster/Demo Award

2020 - Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Computation

2019 - IBM Research Accomplishment Award: "Expanded Shallow Semantic Parsing and its Transfer to Watson Products"

2019 - IBM Research Accomplishment Award: "Research Contributions to Document Understanding (Document Conversion, Compare and Table Understanding)"

2019 - IBM Research Accomplishment Award: "IBM Services Solution Advisor and Cognitive Document Risk Analyzer"

2019 - AKBC Best Application Paper Award

2019 - YMCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women Award

2018 - IBM Research Accomplishment Award: "Foundations for Inverses of Schema Mappings and Applications to Schema Evolution Management"

2018 - IBM Research Accomplishment Award: "Declarative Machine/Deep Learning (SystemML)"

2018 - NAACL Test-of-Time Award

2017 - IBM Research Accomplishment Award: "High-Level Language for Entity Resolution and Integration"

2016 - IBM Research Accomplishment Award

2016 - VLDB Best Paper Award

2015 - ICDT Best Paper Award

2014 - ACM PODS Test-of-Time Award

2013 - IBM Research Outstanding Technical Accomplishment Award

2013 - IBM Research Accomplishment Award

2013 - ICDT Test-of-Time Award

2010 - IBM Research Accomplishment Award

2008 - IBM Research Accomplishment Award