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Editorial: New AE Introduction

Philip S.

It is my great pleasure to introduce three new members of the Editorial Board of TKDE: Professor Daniel A. Keim, Professor Heikki Mannila, and Professor Rajeev Motwani. 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.

At the same time, I would also like to thank the four retiring TKDE editors, who have dedicated their time to manage papers over the past four years: Professor Adele Howe, Professor Michael Rung-Tsong Lyu, Professor Z. Meral Ozsoyoglu, and Dr. Marek Rusinkiewicz.

Philip S. Yu


About the Authors

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Daniel A. Keim is full professor and head of the database and visualization group in the CS department of the University of Constance, Germany. His research interests are in the areas of data mining and information visualization, as well as similarity search and indexing in multimedia databases. He has published extensively in these areas and given numerous tutorials on related issues; he has been program co-chair of the KDD conference in 2002 and of the IEEE Information Visualization Symposia in 1999 and 2000.
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Heikki Mannila is research director of the Basic Research Unit of Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, and a professor of computer science at Helsinki University of Technology. He obtained his PhD degree from the University of Helsinki in 1985, and has been a professor of computer science at the University of Tampere and the University of Helsinki, a senior researcher at Microsoft Research, and a research fellow at Nokia Research Center. He is a co-author of the recent book Hand, Mannila, Smyth: Principles of Data Mining (MIT Press 2001). His research interests are in data mining, computational biology, and ubiquitous computing.
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Rajeev Motwani is a professor of computer science at Stanford University, where he also serves as the director of graduate studies. He obtained his PhD degree in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1988. His research areas include databases and data mining, web search and information retrieval, robotics, computational drug design, and theoretical computer science. He is the author of two textbooks. He also serves on the editorial board of the SIAM Journal on Computing and the Journal of Computer and System Sciences. Dr. Motwani is the recipient of the Godel Prize, the Okawa Foundation Award, the Sloan Research Fellowship, the National Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation, the Bergmann Memorial Award, and an IBM Faculty Award.
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