Filip Ilievski

  • Research Lead, USC Information Sciences Institute
  • Research Assistant Professor, USC CS
  • Areas: AI, Commonsense Reasoning, Knowledge Graphs, Information Extraction
  • PhD, Vrije University Amsterdam (2015-2019)
  • Research Visitor, Carnegie Mellon University (2017)
  • MS, Vrije University Amsterdam (2013-2015)
  • BS, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University Skopje (2009-2013)
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I like collaborating with strong students with passion for AI research and learning about state-of-the-art technologies like language models and neuro-symbolic systems. Also, I am accepting applications for PhD students for Fall 2023. If interested, send me an email.

Funded Research

  • Knowledge Graph Technology for Information Analytics (Swiss Cybersecurity department). Grant. F. Ilievski, P. Szekely. $112,817. 07/2022.

  • Robust and Explainable AI Agents with Common Sense (NSF CRII). Grant. F. Ilievski. $175,000. 05/2022.

  • MoSAiC: Multi-modal architecture for holistic Situational Awareness in Contextual IoT (Bosch Research). Gift. F. Ilievski, $50,000, 12/2021.