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Craig A. Knoblock

Research Professor of Computer Science and Spatial Sciences


  • Doctoral Degree, Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Master's Degree, Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Computer Science, Syracuse University


Craig Knoblock is the Keston Executive Director of the Information Sciences Institute, Research Professor of both Computer Science and Spatial Sciences, and Vice Dean of Engineering at the University of Southern California. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and his Master’s and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in computer science. He has published more than 400 journal articles, book chapters, and conference and workshop papers and has received 7 best paper awards on these papers. Dr. Knoblock is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), past President and Trustee of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), and winner of the Robert S. Engelmore Award.

Research Summary

His research focuses on techniques for describing, acquiring, and exploiting the semantics of data. He has worked extensively on source modeling, schema and ontology alignment, entity and record linkage, data cleaning and normalization, extracting data from the Web, and combining all of these techniques to build knowledge graphs.


  • 2014 Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Robert S. Engelmore Memorial Lecture Award
  • 2013 Extended Semantic Web Conference Best in-use paper award
  • 2012 Semantic Web Science Association Best Research Paper Award at ISWC-2012
  • 2008 Association of Computing Machinery Distinguished Scientist
  • 2004 Fellow of Professional Society
  • Director, Information Sciences Institute
  • Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science
  • Spatial Sciences Institute
  • Information Science Institute
  • 4676 Admiralty Way Marina Del Rey Ca 90292
  • USC Mail Code: 1454
Contact Information
  • (310) 448-8786