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Mario A. Nascimento is a Professor at the University of Alberta’s Department of Computing Science and since July/2014 serves as Department Chair.
Before joining the University of Alberta in 1999, he was a researcher with the Brazilian Agency for Agricultural Research and also an adjunct faculty member with the Institute of Computing of the University of Campinas. Mario has also been a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore’s School of Computing (Fall/2005), Aalborg University’s Department of Computer Science (Winter/2006), LMU’s Institute for Informatics (Fall/2013-Winter/2014) and at the Federal University of Ceara in Brazil (2013 and 2014).
His main research interests lie in the areas of Spatio-Temporal Data Management and according to Google Scholar (as of Oct./2016) his publications have been cited 3,000+ times, earning him an H-index of 27. In 2007 he was recognized as a Senior Member of the ACM.
Besides often serving as a program committee member for the main database conferences, and as (co-) chair of several workshops and symposia, Mario has also served as ACM SIGMOD‘s Information Director (2002-2005) and ACM SIGMOD Record‘s Editor-In-Chief (2005-2007). He is currently a member of the VLDB Journal’s Editorial Board and of the SSTD Endowment’s Board of Directors. He also serves as Chair of the NSERC-Computer Science Liaison Committee and CS-Can/Info-Can representative at CRA’s Board of Directors.
Finally, he finds it rather amusing writing about himself in the third person.