Knowledge Graphs and Semantic Computing Speaker Series: Michael Galkin

Michael Galkin

Michael Galkin, Research Scientist at Intel AI Labs, will present "Towards Neural Graph Databases." 

Michael Galkin is a Research Scientist at Intel AI Labs working on Graph Machine Learning and Geometric Deep Learning. Previously, Michael was a postdoc at Mila - Quebec AI Institute, working with Will Hamilton, Jian Tang, and Reihaneh Rabbany on various graph learning tasks ranging from reasoning and knowledge graphs to molecular representation learning.

Graph databases are workhorses behind many industrial applications thanks to a flexible graph data model that can be efficiently queried. Still, with the growing sizes of graphs the incompleteness grows simultaneously and symbolic DBs can't easily cope with that without sacrificing performance or decidability. On the other hand, neural graph reasoning methods are designed for incomplete graphs and performing link prediction in the latent space. The most recent development in graph reasoning in complex logical query answering is able to answer database-like complex queries in the latent space without explicit DB indexes and engines. In this talk, we will discuss the concept of Neural Graph Databases, its design agenda and a few methods that can potentially be the engine of such systems.

Galkin, M., Zhu, Z., Ren, H., & Tang, J.  Inductive Logical Query Answering in Knowledge Graphs. In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems.

Zhu, Z., Galkin, M., Zhang, Z., & Tang, J. (2022, June). Neural-Symbolic Models for Logical Queries on Knowledge Graphs. In International Conference on Machine Learning (pp. 27454-27478).

We continue the CIRSS speaker series in Spring 2023 with a focus on “Knowledge Graphs and Semantic Computing”. We will meet on Fridays, 9-10am Central Time, on Zoom. To join a session, go to the current week’s session and click the “access” link, which will lead you to a calendar entry. There, click the “PARTICIPATE online” button to join a session. Recordings of past talks can be found next to "access" if available. The event is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend! This series is hosted by the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS). If you have any questions, please contact Jana Diesner and Halil Kilicoglu.

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