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Introduction of New Associate Editors

Beng Chin

Pages: pp. 89-90

I would like to welcome five new Associate Editors to the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering ( TKDE) Editorial Board: Professor Bin Cui from Peking University, Professor Chris Jermaine from Rice University, Ravi Kumar from Yahoo! Research, Professor Timos Sellis from the National Technical University of Athens, and Professor Justin Zobel from the University of Melbourne. Their biographies and photos are given below.

These new Associate Editors are all established researchers in their respective areas, and were carefully selected based on their research expertise and past publication experience with TKDE.

I would also like to announce that Divesh Srivastava is now Associate Editor-in-Chief and he will work with me to solicit good papers from top database and data mining conferences.

Beng Chin Ooi,


About the Authors

Bin Cui received the BSc degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1996 and the PhD degree from the National University of Singapore in 2004. He is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Peking University. His major research interests include database performance issues, query and index techniques, multimedia databases, and large-scale data management. He has served as a program committee member for various international conferences, including ACM SIGMOD, VLDB and IEEE ICDE. He has published extensively in the prestigious conferences and journals of his field such as ACM SIGMOD, VLDB, IEEE ICDE, ACM MM and the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. He is the winner of the MSRA Young Professorship award (2008), a member of the ACM, and a senior member of the IEEE.
Chris Jermaine received the BA degree from the Mathematics Department at the University of California at San Diego, the MSc degree from the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Ohio State, and the PhD degree from the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. He is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Rice University, where he studies databases and data management. He is the recipient of a 2008 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, a US National Science Foundation CAREER award, and a 2007 ACM SIGMOD Best Paper Award. Chris grew up in Southern California. In his spare time, he enjoys running, gardening, and outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, and whitewater boating. In one particular exploit, he and his wife floated a whitewater raft (homemade from scratch using a sewing machine, glue, and plastic) over 100 miles down the Nizina River (and beyond) in Alaska.
Ravi Kumar received the PhD degree in computer science from Cornell University in December 1997. He joined Yahoo! Research in July 2005. Prior to this, he was a research staff member at the IBM Almaden Research Center in the Computer Science Principles and Methodologies group. His primary interests are Web algorithms, algorithms for large data sets, and theory of computation .
Timos Sellis received the diploma in electrical engineering in 1982 from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. In 1983, he received the MSc degree from Harvard University and, in 1986, the PhD degree from the University of California at Berkeley (where he was a member of the INGRES group), both in computer science. In 1986, he joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, as an assistant professor, and became an associate professor in 1992. Between 1992 and 1996, he was an associate professor in the Computer Science Division of NTUA, where he is currently a full professor. Professor Sellis is also the director of the Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS) of the “Athena—Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication, and Knowledge Technologies.” His research interests include data streams, peer-to-peer database systems, data warehouses, the integration of Web and databases, and spatio-temporal database systems. He has published more than 160 articles in refereed journals and international conferences in the above areas and has been an invited speaker at major international events. Professor Sellis is a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) award given by the President of the USA to the most talented new researchers (1990) and of the VLDB 1997 10 Year Paper Award for his work on spatial databases. He was the president of the National Council for Research and Technology of Greece (2001-2003), a member of the VLDB Endowment (1996-2000), and a member of the ACM SIGMOD Advisory Board (2001-2005). He has participated in and coordinated several national and European research projects.
Justin Zobel received the PhD degree from the University of Melbourne and for many years was based in the School of CS&IT at RMIT University, where he led the Search Engine group. He is a professor of computational bioinformatics at the University of Melbourne, where he is leading the Computing for Life Sciences initiative within National ICT Australia’s Victorian Laboratory. He is the author of a textbook on research and writing and of approximately 180 academic papers and has managed numerous research projects. In the research community, he is best known for his role in the development of algorithms for efficient text retrieval, which underpin new applications such as search engines deployed on the Web. His other expertise is in bioinformatics, fundamental algorithms and data structures, plagiarism detection, compression, and research methods.
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