Dennis McLeod

Expert in information management, including data security, identity theft and crisis management

Professor of Computer Science
Director, Semantic Information Research Laboratory
USC Viterbi School of Engineering


  • database systems
  • information semantics, and conceptual database modeling, design and evolution
  • ontologies and semantic web
  • information integration and correlation
  • knowledge discovery
  • federated databases and database system inter-operation
  • scientific databases — earth, marine and climate science
  • health care data management
  • personal information management, and customization
  • data clouds, data centers and virtualization
  • information trust
  • social networking information management
  • the prevention of e-fraud, identity theft and privacy invasion

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