Prof. Amit Sheth is an 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 a Fellow of IEEE, AAAI, and AAAS. He is among the highly cited computer scientists worldwide. He has founded three companies 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’ exceptionally success in academia and industry research labs and as entrepreneurs.