Information Sciences Institute

The Information Sciences Institute (ISI) is a world leader in research and development of advanced information processing, computer and communications technologies. A unit of
the University of Southern California’s highly ranked Viterbi School of Engineering, ISI is one of the nation’s largest, most successful university- affiliated computer research institutes. Our work ranges from theoretical basic research, such as core engineering and computer science discovery, to applied research and development, such as design and modeling of innovative prototypes and devices. ISI’s focus areas include natural language, machine translation and information integration. ISI is based in Marina del Rey, California, and maintains offices in Arlington, Virginia and Waltham, Massachusetts.

Philips Research North America

At Philips, we are driven by our mission to improve the lives of 3 billion people per year by 2025, and every day we move closer to achieving our goal by creating cutting-edge solutions that lead to confident diagnosis, improved care, and increased quality of life for patients. Named one of the Top 50 Happiest Companies in America in 2013 and a 2014 Top Place to Work by the Boston Globe, we enable our employees to create a legacy in life through their work and support their development through people-centric learning, total rewards and personalized development planning programs.
Our research and business provides unique opportunities to develop cutting edge clinical solutions and deliver meaningful solutions in the healthcare space. Specifically, our ongoing efforts in healthcare research for real time diagnostic and therapeutic decision support applications leverage expertise in automated question answering, semantic reasoning, social media data analysis, predictive modeling and knowledge discovery driven by the state-of-the-art methodologies in computational linguistics, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning with deep architecture. We maintain collaborative relationships with various universities, scientific institutions, academic organizations and governmental resources.


Smart Information Flow Technologies (SIFT) is a research and development consulting company with strengths in Automated Planning, Cybersecurity, Natural Language, Supervisory Control, Healthcare, and a range of Human-Automation Interaction technologies. We make the information flow between humans and technology better for both sides — more efficient, productive, and safer. SIFT employs top researchers in Computer Science and the Social Sciences with specializations in Artificial Intelligence (planning, plan recognition, machine learning), Software Engineering (testing, verification, formal methods), Linguistics, Control Theory, Neuroscience, Human Performance, and Politeness and Etiquette models. Nearly half of SIFT researchers hold PhDs, and more than 75% hold advanced degrees. We have active projects in all areas of natural language, from the simplest bag of words to the deepest semantic and pragmatic analysis.”
Brandeis connections: Amandalynne Paullada, Chris Ward