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Guest Editor's Introduction to the Special Section on the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering

Yannis Ioannidis, IEEE
Dik Lee
Raymond Ng

Pages: pp. 1057-1058

About the Authors

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Yannis Ioannidis received the diploma degree in electrical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 1982, the MSc degree in applied mathematics from Harvard University in 1983, and the PhD degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986, and was on the faculty of the Computer Sciences Department of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he became a professor before leaving in 1999. He is currently a professor in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications at the University of Athens, Greece. His research interests include database and information systems, electronic infrastructures, digital libraries, personalization, scientific systems, and human-computer interaction, topics on which he has published more than 100 articles in leading journals and conferences and holds three patents. Dr. Ioannidis is an ACM and IEEE fellow and has received the Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) award in 1991, the 2003 VLDB "10-Year Best Paper Award," the 2006 nation-wide "Xanthopoulos-Pnevmatikos Award for Outstanding Academic Teaching" in Greece, and several other teaching awards. He has been a program (co-)chair of ICDE '09 and several other conferences and a (co-)principal investigator in more than 30 research projects funded by various government agencies (Europe, Greece, USA) or private industry. Dr. Ioannidis currently serves a 4-year term as the ACM SIGMOD Chair (following a 4-year term as Vice-Chair) and is or has been a member of several other executive bodies of professional organizations (VLDB Endowment, IEEE TCDE Executive Committee, EDBT Endowment) and Scientific Advisory Boards (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Greek National Science & Technology Council, Information Technology advisor to the Greek Minister of Health).
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Dik Lee received the BSc degree in electronics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the MS and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Toronto, Canada. He is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He was an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus. He was the founding conference chair for the International Conference on Mobile Data Management, a PC cochair of ICDE 2009, a conference cochair for DASFAA 2011, and the chair of the ACM Hong Kong Chapter (1997). His research interests include information retrieval, search engines, mobile computing, and pervasive computing.
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Raymond Ng is a professor in computer science at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is internationally renowned for his data mining studies. He has published more than 100 journal and conference papers covering a broad range of topics in informatics, data mining, and databases. He has won Best Paper awards from the ACM SIGKDD conference on data mining and the ACM SIGMOD conference on database management. For the past few years, Dr. Ng has been one of the editors of two top database journals worldwide—the VLDB Journal and the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. He was a general chair of ACM SIGMOD 2008 and a program chair of IEEE ICDE 2009.
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