TCDE Chair Candidate
Malú Castellanos is a senior researcher at HP Labs where she has been working on different areas of data management since 1997; physical database design, real-time business intelligence and text analytics being her primary research areas in the last years. Earlier she was on the Faculty of the Department of Information Systems at the Polytechnic University of Catalunya in Barcelona, where she received her Ph.D, and on the Faculty of the Engineering School at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) from where she graduated as computer engineer. She has authored over 60 papers and has 16 patents. She has served in the organization and PC of numerous international conferences and workshops including being General Chair of ICDE 2008 (Cancun) and Organizer of SMDB at ICDE 2012.
The TCDE's charter is of high relevance to the data management community as it sponsors ICDE, its flagship conference and one of the top international conferences in this area, and makes decisions on co-sponsoring a limited number of other conferences and workshops. It also promotes the formation of working groups in relevant, emerging and challenging topics to grow strong forums with presence and continuity at ICDE. If elected, I look forward to do my best to continue the excellent work of the current TC chair, David Lomet, in all these activities. I am enthusiastic about preserving the great reputation that ICDE has gained over the years and further increase its visibility and quality for which I will work closely with Masaru Kitsuregawa, chair of the ICDE Steering Committee, and its members. All along, I will seek input and suggestions from the TC members and from David Lomet and his predecessor Paul Larson.