Yigal Arens

Expert in artificial intelligence, digital government and the use of information technology by public institutions

Research Professor

Director, Intelligent Systems Division

Information Sciences Institute

USC Viterbi School of Engineering


  • digital government – the use of information technology in government, for interaction with citizens and in provision of services, with special emphasis on the collection and dissemination of statistical data
  • artificial intelligence
  • natural language understanding and generation in intelligent systems
  • representation of information in intelligent systems
  • intelligent access to multiple heterogeneous information sources
  • human/ computer interfaces

Additional Information

  • Past chair, National Conference on Digital Government Research
  • Past Board Member and Treasurer, Digital Government Society
  • Co-founder, Fetch Technologies, Inc.


  • Hebrew

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