About the Book
About the Author: Prof. Amit Sheth is Educator, Researcher, and Entrepreneur. Prior to his joining the University of South Carolina as the founding director of the university-wide AI Institute, he was the LexisNexis Ohio Eminent Scholar and executive director of Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing. He is Fellow of IEEE, AAAI, and AAAS. He is among the highly cited computer scientists worldwide. He has (co-)founded four companies, three of them by licensing his university research outcomes, including the first Semantic Web Company in 1999 that pioneered technology similar to what is found today in Google Semantic Search and Knowledge Graph. He is particularly proud of his students' exceptional success in academia and industry research laboratories and as entrepreneurs. Prof. Amit Sinhal is working as Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Institute of Engineering and Technology, JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur. He has received his Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in the domain of Computer Engineering from Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat. He did his Masters (CSE) and Doctorate (CSE) from Rajeev Gandhi Technical University, Bhopal (M.P.). Dr. Sinhal has more than two decades of experience including research, teaching, and IT industry. He worked in Atlanta (USA) for on-site project of CoreCard Inc. His research interest includes software engineering, soft computing, AI, ML, and NLP. He filed two patents and serving as Editor-in-Chief of International Journal IJETAE. He has to his credit four book chapters and one book with international publisher. He organized many international conferences & FDPs and published many research papers in international journals. Dr. Amit Sinhal is also the recipient of Best Academician of the Year 2018 at Mumbai, Best Faculty, and Best Head of the Department in the previous organizations. He is Life Member of ISTE, CSI, IAENG, AMLE, and CSTA. Dr. Abhinav Shrivastava is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at University of Maryland with a joint appointment in the Institute of Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). Before that, he was a visiting research scientist at Google AI. He completed his Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in 2017, where he was Microsoft Research Fellow. He serves as an area chair for CVPR 2018-2019/2021, ECCV 2018, WACV 2021, and AAAI 2021. His research is supported by DARPA (MediFor, SemaFor, GARD, SAIL-ON), IARPA (DIVA), Air Force (2x STTR), and gifts from Honda Research, Adobe, and Facebook Research. His research focuses on a wide variety of artificial intelligence topics, including computer vision, machine learning, and robotics. His research has been widely covered by international press, such as CNN, BBC, Forbes, and the Associated Press; and one of his projects, NEIL, was awarded the top-10 ideas in 2013 by CNN. Dr. Amit Kumar Pandey (Ph.D., Robotics and AI) is robotics and AI scientist. He is Co-Founder of Being AI limited and serving as Chief AI Officer. He has served as President, Chief Science Officer (CSO), and CTO of Hanson Robotics, the creator of expressive humanoid robot, Sophia. He was Chief Scientist at SoftBank Robotics Europe, Paris, France, the creator of the mass produced sociable humanoid robots, Pepper and Nao. He worked as Researcher in Robotics and AI at LAAS-CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), Toulouse, France. His research interest includes Robotics, AI, and Society, addressing societal needs to achieve innovation through scientific advancements, new technologies, and ecosystem creation. He was appointed as General Chair of 28th IEEE International Ro-Man 2019 conference. He is also Founding Coordinator of Socially Intelligent Robots and Societal Applications (SIRo-SA) Topic Group (TG) of euRobotics (the European Union Robotics Community), contributing in the Multi-Annual Roadmap for robotics in Europe. He has served as PI of several European Union Horizon 2020 collaborative projects in Robotics and AI for Healthcare, Education, and Services, published 60+ research papers, and delivered talks in 100+ international venues. He is serving as Robot Design Competition Chair of International Conference on Social Robotics. His other recognitions include Best three Ph.D. theses in Robotics in Europe for the prestigious Georges Giralt Award by euRobotics; Innovation Leadership Award; Global Excellence Award; Achievers Award; Pravashi Bihari Samman Puruskar.