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April 18-21, 2016

Santa Clara, California

Anastasia Ailamaki

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Anastasia Ailamaki

Professor and CEO, EPFL and RAW Labs


Anastasia Ailamaki is a Professor of Computer and Communication Sciences at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. Her research interests are in data-intensive systems and applications, and in particular (a) in strengthening the interaction between the database software and emerging hardware and I/O devices, and (b) in automating data management to support computationally- demanding, data-intensive scientific applications. She has received an ERC Consolidator Award (2013), a Finmeccanica endowed chair from the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon (2007), a European Young Investigator Award from the European Science Foundation (2007), an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2005), eight best-paper awards in database, storage, and computer architecture conferences (2001-2012), and an NSF CAREER award (2002). She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. She is the vice chair of the ACM SIGMOD community, a senior member of the IEEE, and an ACM Fellow. She is a member of the Global Agenda Council for Data, Society and Development of the World Economic Forum.


20 April 02:00 PM - 02:50 PM at Room 209
Integrating and ingesting data into databases is quickly becoming a bottleneck in face of massive data as well as increasingly heterogeneous data formats. Queries, on the other hand, are often ad-hoc and supported by pre-cooked operators which are not adaptive enough to optimize access to data. As data formats and queries increasingly vary, there is a need to depart from the current status quo... [read more]