|14:00 – 16:00 :: Sunday, Aug 26
International Invited Talks
Anastasia Ailamaki (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
Alin Deutsch (University of California, San Diego)
Dennis Shasha (New York University)
Alin Deutsch is professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and member of the UCSD Database Lab.His interests include: prdata publishing and integration, specification and verification of database-powered business processes and semistructured and XML data. His research iscurrently sponsored by the NSF. He has been part of the Program Committee of many important conferences such as SIGMOD, PODS, VLDB, SBBD, ICDT, and ICDE.
Dennis Shasha works on quite a few different projects. Most have to do with large data and pattern matching or machine learning. Areas of interest include computational biology and biomedicine (data analysis, visualization, experimental design), time series (fast algorithms for fundamental problems such as correlation and burst detection as well as applications like query by humming), and pattern matching in trees and graphs. Beginning in 2013, he has been intrigued by the problems and opportunities in millimeter wireless under the auspices of NYU Wireless. This has included projects having to do with making magnetic resonance image reconstruction faster (with contributions from students Zhuoheng Yang, Henry de Kergorlay, Felix Moody, Julien Rabinow, Pei Wang) and core topics like channel modeling (with George Wang) and databases for propagation measurements (with Juan Felipe Beltran and George Wang). A general pattern? He likes puzzles. A second general pattern is that he programs a lot in a fast, extremely expressive language called K and its successor languages like q. A third pattern is that he works with excellent people — undergraduates, master’s students, doctoral students, post-docs, other profs, and non-academics.