About ISC

ISC is a registered 501c(3) non-profit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service and duly incorporated in the state of California.  It was formerly organized with an NSF I/UCRC planning grant among three UC campuses (UCI, UCLA and UCSD; participating faculty) to leverage the strengths of industry, academia and government for advancing Semantic Computing technologies. In 2017, Robotic Intelligence is added as an additional theme.


Science Advisory Board

Technology Advisory Board



Science Advisory Board





Jake Aggarwal, The University of Texas, Austin
Ruzena Bajcsy, University of California, Berkeley
Shih-Fu Chang, Columbia University
Robert Dittmar, The University of Michigan
Shlomo Dubnov, University of California, San Diego (former I/UCRC co-director)

Charles Fillmore, University of California, Berkeley
Bernd Girod, Stanford University
Arif Ghafoor, Purdue University
Ed Hovy, CMU
Aravind Joshi, University of Pennsylvania
Stephen Levinson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Martha Palmer, University of Colorado, Boulder
Mihaela van der Schaar, University of California, Los Angeles (former I/UCRC co-director)
Jaideep Shrivastava, University of Minnesota
Gwendolyn Yu, Harvard Business School
Lotfi Zadeh, University of California, Berkeley

Michael Bennett, EDM Council
Anmol Bhasin, LinkedIn
Dick Bulterman, FXPAL
David Evans, Evans LLC
Peter Haug, Intermountain Healthcare

Atsushi Kitazawa, NEC Solutions Innovator
Ching-Yung Lin, IBM TJ Watson
Jim Miller, Del Rey Systems
Abha Moitra, GE Global Research
David Newman, Wells Fargo
David Ostrowski, Ford Research and Advanced Engineering

Luigi Paraboschi, Expert System
Raymond Paul, Department of Defense

Pete Rivett, Adaptive
Behzad Shahraray, AT&T
Steven Simske, HP Labs
Joakim Soderberg, Samsung Information Systems America
Richard Soley, OMG
Ram Sriram, NIST
Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood, IBM Almaden

Doug Tolbert, Unisys
Deepak S. Turaga, IBM TJ Watson

Haohong Wang, TCL America
Heather Yu, Huawei Technologies (USA)
Dennis E. Wisnosky, formerly Chief Architect/CTO of DoD

Kiyoharu Aizawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
Liang-Gee Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
W.T. Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Salvatore Gaglio, University of Palermo, Italy
Koiti Hasida, University of Tokyo, Japan
Wen-Lian Hsu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Tiejun Huang, Peking University, China
Eero Hyvonen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Mitsuru Ishizuka, University of Tokyo, Japan

Atsushi Kitazawa, NEC Solution Innovators, Japan
Sang-goo Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
Max Muhlhauser, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Adrian Paschke, FU-Berlin, Germany
Ilja Radusch, TU-Berlin, Germany
Jeffrey Tsai, Asia University, Taiwan
Shigeo Tsujii, Chuo University, Japan
Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Chuo University, Japan
Roger Zimmermann, National University of Singapore

International Planning Committee

Homer Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Alexiei Dingli, University of Malta, Malta
Wolfgang Huerst, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Mohan S. Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Wooju Kim, Yonsei University, Korea
Robert Mertens, HSW University of Applied Sciences, Hamelin, Germany

Beatrice Pesquet, Telecom Paris Tech, France
Giovanni Pilato, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Ansgar Scherp, Leibniz Information Center for Economics, Kiel/Hamburg, Germany and Kiel University, Kiel, Germany
Yonghong Tian, Peking University, China
Atsuo Yoshitaka, JAIST, Japan

Phillip Sheu, University of California, Irvine, USA 

Joseph Barr, Auritas, USA (Meetings and Events)