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Editorial: Introducing the New AEs

Philip S.

It is my great pleasure to introduce six new members of the Editorial Board of TKDE: Professor H.V. Jagadish, Professor Hongjun Lu, Professor Raymond Ng, Professor Krithi Ramamritham, Professor Vassilis Tsotras, and Professor Alexander Tuzhilim. They are internationally known and highly regarded for their work on knowledge and data engineering. We are very fortunate to have their services for the journal.

Philip S. Yu


About the Authors

H.V. Jagadish is a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After earning his PhD degree from Stanford in 1985, he spent over a decade at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey, eventually becoming head of AT&T Labs Database Research Department at the Shannon Laboratory in Florham Park, New Jersey. He has also served as a professor at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
Professor Jagadish is well-known for his broad-ranging research on databases and has more than 80 major papers and 20 patents. He is currently the founding editor of the ACM SIGMOD Digital Review. Among many professional positions he has held, he has previously been an associate editor for the ACM Transactions on Database Systems (1992-1995) and program chair of the ACM SIGMOD annual conference (1996).
Hongjun Lu is currently a professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He graduated from Tsinghua University, China, and received the MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Priori to joining HKUST, he was on the faculty of the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore. His main research interests are in data/knowledge base management systemswith an emphasis on query processing and optimization. His recent research work includes data warehousing and OLAP, knowledge discovery, and data mining. He is alsointerested in database application development and applied performance evaluation.Dr. Lu is currently a Trustee of the VLDB Endowment and has served as a member of the ACM SIGMOD Advisory Board (1998-2002).He is chairing the steering committeesfor PAKDD (Pacific-Asia Conference of Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining) and WAIM (the International Conference on Web-AgeData Management). He has served on program committees for most international and regional database related conferences, including VLDB, ICDE, ACM SIGMOD, SIGKDD, EDBT, and DASFAA. Recently, he served twice as a vice chair of the program committee of ICDE (1999, 2002), program committee cochair of CODAS 2001, and conference cochair of WAIM 2001.
Raymond Ng received the BSc (Hons) degree in computer science from the University of British Columbia in 1984 and the MMath. degree in computer science from the University of Waterloo in 1986, and the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1992. He is now an associate professor at the University of British Columbia. His areas of research include data mining, bioinformatics, image databases, and multimedia systems. He has published numerous conference and journal papers on these topics. He is one of the associate editors for the VLDB Journal. He is a program cochair of the 2002 SIGKDD Conference and has served as a member of program committees for many premier conferences, including ACM SIGMOD, VLDB, SIGKDD and ACM PODS.
Krithi Ramamritham received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Utah and then joined the University of Massachusetts. He is currently at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, as the Verifone Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He was a Science and Engineering Research Council (UK) visiting fellow at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, and has held visiting positions at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, and at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
His interests span the areas of real-time systems, transaction processing in database systems, and real-time databases systems. He is applying concepts from these areas to solving problems in mobile computing, e-commerce, intelligent internet, and the Web.
Professor Ramamritham is a fellow of the IEEE and a fellow of the ACM. His conference chairing duties include the Real-Time Systems Symposiumas program chair in 1994 and as general chair in 1995, the Conference on Data Engineeringas a vice-chair in 1995 and 2001 and as a program chair in 2003, and the Conference on Management of Dataas program chair in 2000. He has also served on numerous program committees of conferences and workshops. His editorial board contributions include the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Internet Computing, Real-Time Systems Journal, The VLDB Journal, and ACM SIGMOD's Digital Review. He has coauthored two IEEE tutorial texts on real-time systems, a text on advances in database transaction processing, and a text on scheduling in real-time systems.
Vassilis J. Tsotras received the diploma in electrical engineering (1985) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and the MSc, MPhil., and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Columbia University in 1986, 1988, and 1991, respectively. He is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, Riverside (UCR), which he joined in 1997. Before joining UCR, he was an associate professor of computer and information science at Polytechnic University, Brooklyn. His research interests include access methods, temporal and spatiotemporal databases, query optimization, and semistructured/XML data. He received the US National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award in 1991. He has been a program committee member for various database conferences including: ICDE `98, SIGMOD `99, ICDE `00, EDBT `00, VLDB `00, ICDE `01, EDBT `02, ICDE `02, SIGMOD `02, and VLDB `03. He was the program committee co-chair of the Fifth Multimedia Information Systems (MIS `99) conference and the general chair of the Seventh Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD `01). He has coauthored a book on Advanced Database Indexing (1999). His research has been supported by various grants from the US National Science Foundation, the US Department of Defense, etc.
Alexander Tuzhilin received the PhD degree in computer science from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU. He is an associate professor of information systems at the Stern School of Business, New York University (NYU). His current research interests include knowledge discovery in databases and personalization technologies/CRM. He has published more than 50 papers in various computer science and information systems journals, conference proceedings, and other outlets and has served on the program committees of numerous conferences and workshops. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Journal, the INFORMS Journal on Computing, and the Electronic Commerce Research Journal. He also serves as a cochair of the Third IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2003).
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