Guest Editors' Introduction to the Special Section on the 27th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2011)
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Serge Abiteboul received the These d'Etat from the University of Paris Sud and the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. He is with Telecom Paris. His research is on databases, electronic commerce, document management, digital libraries, and, more recently, on Web data management. He is a researcher at INRIA Saclay and ENS Cachan. He has held professor positions at Stanford University, Ecole Polytechnique, Oxford University, and College de France. He is one of the coauthors of Foundations of Databases, the reference in database theory. He cofounded a start-up in 2000, named Xyleme. He received the 1998 ACM SIGMOD Innovation Award. He has been program chair of a number of conferences including ACM PODS '95, ICALP '94, ICDT '90, ECDL '99, VLDB '09, and ICDE '11. He was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant in 2008, namely, Webdam, on foundations of Web data management. He has been a member of the French Academie des Sciences since 2008.
Christoph Koch received the PhD degree in artificial intelligence from TU Vienna and CERN in 2001 and the Habilitation degree in 2004. He is a professor of computer science at EPFL, specializing in data management. Until 2010, he was an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University. From 2005 to 2007, he was an associate professor of computer science at Saarland University. He was a postdoctoral researcher at TU Vienna and the University of Edinburgh from 2001 to 2003, and an assistant professor at TU Vienna from 2003 to 2005. He has won Best Paper Awards at PODS '02, ICALP '05, and SIGMOD '11, a Google Research Award in 2009, and an ERC Starting Grant in 2011. He cochaired the program committees of DBPL '05, WebDB '08, and ICDE '11, and was PC vice-chair of ICDE '08 and ICDE '09. He has served on the editorial board of the ACM Transactions on Internet Technology as well as in numerous program committees.He currently serves as PC cochair of VLDB '13 and editor-in-chief of the Proceedings of VLDB.
Kian-Lee Tan received the PhD degree in computer science in 1994 from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is a professor of computer science in the School of Computing, NUS. His research interests include multimedia information retrieval, query processing and optimization in multiprocessor and distributed systems, database performance, and database security. He (co)chaired the program committees of VLDB 2010 and ICDE 2011. He currently serves as a co-editor-in-chief of the VLDB Journal, and is on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering and the World Wide Web Journal. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the VLDB Endowment.
Jian Pei is a professor in the School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is interested in researching, developing, and deploying effective and efficient data analysis techniques for novel data intensive applications, including data mining, Web search, data warehousing and online analytic processing, database systems and their applications in social networks and media, health-informatics, business, and bioinformatics. His research has been extensively supported in part by governmental funding agencies and industry partners. He is also active in developing industry relations and collaboration, transferring technologies developed in his group to industry applications, and developing proof-of-concept prototypes. He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker, and a senior member of the ACM and the IEEE. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards.