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I have completed my second term as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering ( TKDE). Starting in January 2009, Professor Beng Chin Ooi will be the sixth Editor-in-Chief of TKDE.
Beng Chin served as a TKDE Associate Editor between November 2003 and November 2007. As an established practice of the IEEE Computer Society, the Editor-in-Chief position went through a worldwide search in 2008, the search committee (chaired by Professor Elisa Bertino from Purdue University) identified two top candidates from an excellent applicant pool, and the IEEE Computer Society President appointed Beng Chin from these two top candidates. This is the first time in TKDE history that we have an Editor-in-Chief from outside North America. Beng Chin’s academic and leadership experience in Singapore and Australia, as well as his research expertise, will bring the transactions to a new era of recognition in knowledge and data engineering. His biography and photo appear on the next page.
Along with the new Editor-in-Chief, the following four new Associate Editors have also joined the TKDE Editorial Board:
" Dr. Martin Ester, Simon Fraser University, Canada,
" Professor Vipin Kumar, University of Minnesota, USA,
" Dr. Dacheng Tao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China, and
" Dr. Xingquan Zhu, Florida Atlantic University, USA.
Their biographies and photos are given below.
Meanwhile, the following Associate Editors have completed their two terms,
" Dimitrios Gunopulos,
" Hillol Kargupta, and
" Jeffrey Xu Yu.
Also, Venky Ganti and Anthony Tomasic have stepped down from the TKDE Editorial Board.
I would like to thank all of these retiring Associate Editors for their excellent service to TKDE and for helping us with all of the manuscripts they have handled. TKDE is truly appreciative of their efforts.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Editorial Board members, reviewers, authors, and readers, for their continued support. My deep appreciation goes to the IEEE Computer Society Publications Office, and Mari Padilla (the TKDE Publications Coordinator) in particular, for their hard work in running the day-to-day activities of the transactions. I wish the TKDE journal, its Editorial Board, and especially Professor Beng Chin Ooi the best of success.