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USPTO Symposium on Entity Resolution

Please join the United States Patent and Trademark Office and The American Institutes for Research for a virtual symposium on current entity resolution practices and applications.
                                                                     Register here

We are looking to bring together computer scientists, information scientists, economists and others to discuss the state-of-the-art approaches to and current applications of entity resolution, particularly focusing on applications to patents. The symposium will be comprised of methods and applications sessions with the following goals. 

  • To provide an overview of current approaches from leading scholars in the field.
  • To build knowledge, identify a community of practitioners, and facilitate the application of common approaches. 


The symposium is structured as three half-day sessions during the week of March 22nd, 2021.
Each session includes expert speakers and a panel conversation.

Monday, March 22 | 9:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
Speaker Organization Relevant Links Presentation Slides
Rebecca Steorts Duke University, Department of Statistical Science    
Greg Morrison University of Houston, Department of Physics    
Nicholas Monath University of Massachusetts Amherst, Computer Science    
Osmat Azzam Jefferson The Lens, Cambia    


Wednesday, March 24 | 9:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
Speaker Organization Relevant Links Presentation Slides
Donatella Firmani Roma Tre University, Engineering Department - Computer Science and Automation    
Xin Luna Dong, Inc.    
Deyun Yin Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen & World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)    
Julie Callaert Ku Leuven, ECOOM - Centre for Research and Development Monitoring    


Friday, March 26 | 9:00 am to 11:30 am EST
Speaker Organization Relevant Links Presentation Slides
Hélène Dernis and Mariagrazia Squicciarini Directorate for Science, Technology, and Industry, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)    
Thorsten Doherr Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)    
Matthew Ross Claremont Graduate University, Economic Sciences Department and Computational Justice Lab    


The symposium agenda is updated weekly to reflect any potential organizer changes. 

Space will be limited to ensure a virtual environment welcoming of conversation so please reserve your seat for this event in advance by registering here:

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