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Saeedeh Shekarpour

381 Joshi Research Center
Kno.e.sis - Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing
Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435

Phone: 937-775-4878
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Web Entries: LinkedIn, Research Gate, Google Scholar, DBLP, Twitter, Google+

Early 2016, Saeedeh Shekarpour joined the Knoesis research center as a Postdoctoral Researcher. In 2015, she conducted research in the EIS research group at the university of Bonn as a Postdoctoral Researcher. She performed her PhD research for 3.5 years in Germany at the AKSW research group (a world-class, leading group in Semantic Web) at Leipzig University and the EIS research group at the Bonn University. During her study, in addition to gaining experience in her field, she initiated a project called SINA (Semantic Search Engine over Interlinked Data). She addressed a number of challenging research topics related to question understanding, query construction, expansion, and evaluation on federated linked data. She employed innovative methods to tackle these problems and successfully published her research results in the most renowned conferences and journals of her field, such as the World Wide Web (WWW) conference, AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Web Intelligence conference, Journal of Web Semantics, Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), etc. She is interested in pursuing advanced research and the development of innovative methods and systems for information retrieval, query interpretation and disambiguation, Web mining, and bridging the gap between structured, semi-structure, and unstructured data. She is the co-author of more than 25+ research papers (cited 261+ times, h-index 6).

Areas of Specialization
  • Semantic Web
  • Semantic Search
  • Linked Open Data
  • Information Retrieval
  • Data (Web) Mining
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Statistical Methods
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Deep Learning

Ph.D. student in Computer Science

University of Bonn, Computer Science/EIS, Römerstr

Bonn, Germany, 09/2010—12/2014

MSc. in Computer Engineering (Software Engineering)

Shiraz University

Shiraz, Iran, 09/2005—09/2008

B.Sc. in Computer Engineering (Software Engineering)

Shahid Beheshti University, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Tehran, Iran, 09/2000—09/2004




Selected Presentation & Talks
  • QA Tutorial in Web Intelligence Summer School, Saint-Etienne, France, September 2015.
  • IBM Research Center (Watson Project - DeepQA), New York, USA, December 2013.
  • World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2013), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2013.
  • Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JIST 2012), Nara, Japan, December 2012.
  • International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011), Bonn, Germany, October 2011.
  • Web Intelligence Conference (WI 2011), Lyon, France, August 2011.

You can find some of my slides on SlideShare.

You can find a list of my publications on: Research Gate, Google Scholar, and DBLP.