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M. Tamer Özsu is Professor of Computer Science at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science of the University of Waterloo. He was the Director of the Cheriton School from January 2007 to June 2010. Previously he was with the Department of Computing Science of the University of Alberta (1984 - 2000). His PhD is from the Ohio State University.
His research is on data management following two threads: large-scale data distribution, and management of non-traditional data (i.e., non-relational data). Currently, his research focus is on graph data and RDF data. Previously his research focus was on object systems, image, video, XML data, and their management in a distributed environment.
He is the co-author (with Patrick Valduriez) of the classical book Principles of Distributed Database Systems, which is now in its third edition. He has also edited, with Ling Liu, the Encyclopedia of Database Systems.
Tamer is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a member of Sigma Xi. He currently holds a Cheriton Faculty Fellowhsip. He has been an ACM Distinguished Lecturer since 2007. He has held a University Research Chair (2004-2011) and a Faculty Research Fellowship (2000 - 2003) at the University of Waterloo, and a McCalla Research Professorship (1993-1994) at the University of Alberta. He was awarded the ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award in 2006, and The Ohio State University College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2008.
He serves on the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Publications Board as Vice Chair for New Publications. Previously, he was the Chair of ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data (SIGMOD; 2001-2005) and a trustee of the VLDB Endowment (1996-2002). He is the Series Editor of Synthesis Lectures on Data Management (Morgan & Claypool) and is on the editorial boards of three journals, and a book Series. He also serves on a number of boards including the International Advisory Board of National Institute of Informatics (NII) of Japan, Advisory Committee of School of Engineering of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Advisory Committee of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has served as the Program Chair and General Chair of a number of international conferences including SIGMOD, VLDB, and ICDE.