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Keynote Speakers confirmed

The Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that Anastasia Ailamaki (EPFL), Johannes Gehrke (Cornell University) and Georg Gottlob (Oxford University) will be keynote speakers at ICDE 2011.

 

Anastasia AilamakiAnastasia (Natassa) Ailamaki has received a B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of Patra, Greece (1990), M.Sc. degrees from the Technical University of Crete, Greece (1993) and from the University of Rochester, NY (1996), and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2000). In 2001 she joined the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, first as an assistant and then as an associate professor. In 2008 she joined the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland as a full professor, where she is Director of the Data-Intensive Applications and Systems (DIAS) Laboratory. Her research interests are in the broad area of database systems and applications, with emphasis on database system behavior on modern processor hardware and disks. She is interested in building systems to strengthen the interaction between the database software and the underlying hardware and I/O devices, including flash technology. In addition, she works on automating database design and computational database support for scientific applications. Past interests include storage device modeling and performance prediction and internet query caching.

Natassa has received a Sloan Research Fellowship (2005), six best-paper awards (VLDB 2001, Performance 2002, VLDB PhD Workshop 2003, ICDE 2004, FAST 2005, and ICDE 2006 (demo)), an NSF CAREER award (2002), and IBM Faculty Partnership awards in 2001, 2002, and 2003. In 2007, she received a Finmeccanica endowed chair from the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon, and a European Young Investigator Award from the European Science Foundation. She is a member of IEEE and ACM, and has also been a CRA-W mentor.

 

Johannes Gehrke

Johannes Gehrke is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Tromsø in Norway. Johannes' research interests are in the areas of database systems and data mining. With Raghu Ramakrishnan, he co-authored the undergraduate textbook Database Management Systems (McGrawHill, 2002), currently in its third edition. Johannes has received a National Science Foundation Career Award and an Arthur P. Sloan Fellowship, and he served as program co-chair of SIGKDD 2004 and VLDB 2007. From 2007 to 2008, he was Chief Scientist at FAST, A Microsoft Subsidiary, where he is still serving as technical advisor.

 

 

 

 

 

Georg GottlobGeorg Gottlob is a Professor of Computing Science at Oxford University and an Adjunct Professor at TU Wien. His interests include data extraction, database theory, graph decomposition techniques, AI, knowledge representation, logic and complexity. More recently, Gottlob has been interested in ontology-enhanced databases and ontological query-answering. He and his co-workers have introduced the Datalog+/- language family that uses Datalog variants for uniformly expressing both ontological rules and database integrity constraints. Gottlob has received the Wittgenstein Award from the Austrian National Science Fund, is an ACM Fellow, an ECCAI Fellow, a Fellow of the Royal Society,  and a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the German National Academy of Sciences, and the Academia Europaea. He chaired the Program Committees of IJCAI 2003 and ACM PODS 2000, was the Editor in Chief of the Journal Artificial Intelligence Communications, and is currently a member of the editorial boards of journals, such as CACM and JCSS. He is the main founder of Lixto, a company that provides tools and services for web data extraction. Gottlob was rexcently awarded an ERC Advanced Investigator's Grant.