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Guest Editors Introduction: Special Section on Keyword Search on Structured Data

Surajit Chaudhuri
Yi Chen
Jeffrey Xu Yu

Pages: pp. 1761-1762

About the Authors

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Surajit Chaudhuri received the PhD degree from Stanford University and the BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He is a principal researcher as well as the research area manager overseeing data management research activities at Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington. His areas of interest include self-tuning technology for databases, query optimization, data cleaning, enterprise search, and multitenant database systems. His research projects have led to technology that have been incorporated in Microsoft SQL Server product. He is an ACM Fellow, and recipient of the ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award and the ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award. He is currently a member of the VLDB Endowment Board and the ACM SIGMOD Advisory Board. He was the program committee chair of ACM SIGMOD 2006, and a program committee co-chair of ACM SIGKDD 1999 as well as the ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC) in 2010. He has served on the editorial boards of the ACM Transactions on Database Systems and the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering.
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Yi Chen received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005 and the BS degree from Central South University, China, in 1999. Currently, she is an associate professor of computer science in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. Her current research focuses on supporting keyword search on structured and semi-structured data, workflow management, social network, information integration, and information extraction. She is a recipient of a CAREER Award from the US National Science Foundation (2009), an IBM Faculty Award (2010), and a best researcher award in Computer Science and Engineering at Arizona State University (2011). She is a general cochair for SIGMOD 2012.
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Jeffrey Xu Yu received the BE, ME, and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, in 1985, 1987, and 1990, respectively. Dr. Yu held teaching positions in the Institute of Information Sciences and Electronics, University of Tsukuba, Japan, and the Department of Computer Science, The Australian National University. Currently, he is a professor in the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His main research interests include keyword search in databases, graph database, XML database, Web technology, and query processing and query optimization. Dr. Yu was an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (2004-2008), the information director of ACM SIGMOD (2007-2011), and is a VLDB Journal editorial board member.
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