Advisory Board and Editors Databases

Karl Aberer

Karl Aberer is a full professor for Distributed Information Systems at EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland, since 2000; from 2005 to 2012 the director of the Swiss National Research Center for Mobile Information and Communication Systems (NCCR-MICS,; since September 2012 he is Vice-President of EPFL responsible for information systems; member of the editorial boards of VLDB Journal, ACM Transaction on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems and World Wide Web Journal.

Ilkay Altintas

Ilkay Altintas is a research scientist at SDSC, UCSD since 2001. She has worked on different aspects of data science and scientific computing in leadership roles across a wide range of cross-disciplinary projects. She is a co-initiator of and an active contributor to the open-source Kepler Workflow System, and co-author of publications at the intersection of scientific workflows, provenance, distributed computing, bioinformatics, sensor systems, conceptual data querying, and software modeling.

Ramy K Aziz

I am a professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Egypt. I am interested in microbiome research, pharmacomicrobiomics, evolution and emergence microbial pathogenesis and resistance, microbial and phage genomics, antibiotic resistance surveillance, adaptive laboratory evolution, metabolic reconstruction and pathway gap filling, and virulence gene discovery.

Claudia Bauzer Medeiros

Claudia Bauzer Medeiros is full professor of databases at the Institute of Computing, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. She has received Brazilian and international awards for research, teaching, and for her work in fostering the participation of women in IT-related activities. Reserch centered on the management of scientific data and eScience, in particular involving agro-environmental planning, biodiversity, workflow systems and geographic information.

Mario Luca Bernardi

Mario Luca Bernardi received the Laurea degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering from the University of Sannio in 2007.

Since 2003 I have worked as a researcher in the field of software engineering writing several papers published in journals and conference proceedings. My main research interests include software maintenance and testing, software reuse, software reverse engineering and reengineering, with particular interest on software modularization.
I also served both as a member of the program and organizing committees of several international conferences, and as reviewer of papers submitted to some of the main journals and magazines in the field of data mining, software engineering, software maintenance and program comprehension.

Currently I am an Assistant Professor at Giustino Fortunato University , holding the courses of "Computer Science" and "Software Systems and Services" for the Avionics Science and Technologies master degree.

Claudio Bettini

Claudio leads the EveryWare Laboratory at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Milan. Research interests: Temporal and Spatial Data Management, Mobile and Pervasive Computing, Data Privacy, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. He is a member of ACM Sigmod and IEEE Computer Society.

Diego Calvanese

Professor at the KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data. Research interests include knowledge representation and reasoning, ontology languages, description logics, conceptual data modeling, data integration, graph data
management, data-aware process verification, and service modeling and synthesis. In 2012-2013 visiting researcher at the Technical University of Vienna as Pauli Fellow of the "Wolfgang Pauli Institute". Program chair of PODS 2015, and general chair of ESSLLI 2016.

Malu Castellanos

Researcher at HP Labs for 16 years, currently technical lead at HP Software Big Data organization. Member of the Executive Committee of IEEE TCDE and member of the Steering Committee of ICDE. Have actively participated in the organization of top IEEE and ACM data management conferences in various roles (general chair, industrial PC chair, PC member). Have 80+ publications in books, journals and conference proceedings and 20+ granted patents.

Stefan Coassin

Molecular biologist at the Division of Genetic Epidemiology of the Medical University of Innsbruck. Lab head of the Sequencing and Genotyping Core Facility.

Major research focuses are the genetics of complex diseases with a special focus on lipid- and atherosclerosis related traits, next generation sequencing, the genetics of Lipoprotein(a), third generation sequencing and applied bioinformatics.

Edith Cohen

Edith Cohen is (visiting) full professor at Tel Aviv University. Until 2014 she was a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research (Silicon Valley) and between 1991 and 2012 she was at AT&T Labs. She received a Ph.D in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1991. Her research interests include algorithms, mining and analysis of massive data, optimization, and computer networking. She is a winner of the IEEE ComSoc 2007 Bennett prize, and an author of 20+ patents and 100+ publications.

Peter Denning

Distinguished professor of computer science at Naval Postgraduate School. Past president of ACM. Past editor in chief of Communications of ACM. Currently editor of ACM Ubiquity. Author of ten books, most recent Great Principles of Computing (MIT Press 2015). Author of over four hundred scientific papers and articles.

Gillian Dobbie

Gill worked in industry for a couple of years before doing research at the University of Melbourne, Victoria University of Wellington and the National University of Singapore. Her main areas of interest pertain to databases and the web. She has worked in the foundations of database systems, defining logical models for various kinds of database systems, and reasoning about the correctness of algorithms in that setting. She publishes her research in high ranking conferences and journals.