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Department of Informatics Data Systems and Theory


Head of Data Systems and Theory Group


  • Denise Gloor (; +41 44 635 67 58)

Senior Assistants


Dr. Ahmet Kara
  • PhD in Computer Science (Technical University of Dortmund, Germany) on Logics and Automata on data words and data trees and their applications in formal system verification
  • Research interests: data management and data science, interplay of machine learning and databases, incremental view maintenance


Johannes Marti
Dr. Johannes Marti
  • PhD in logic from the ILLC in Amsterdam and postdocs in theoretical computer science at Strathclyde, Bremen, Amsterdam and Oxford
  • Research interests: applications of logic in database theory


Johannes Marti
Dr. Zilu Tian
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science (EPFL)
  • Research interests: agent-based simulations, distributed systems, query language, compiler optimization


Dr. Haozhe Zhang 
  • DPhil in Computer Science (University of Oxford, UK) on Fully Dynamic Evaluation for Conjunctive Queries with Free Access Patterns
  • Research interests: incremental view maintenance


PhD Students


Christoph Mayer
  • MSc in Informatics with Major Data Science  (University of Zurich)
  • Head of Data Science at a real-estate investment firm
  • Analyst & Associate at a private equity investment firm
  • BSc in Management and Technology (Technical University of Munich)
  • Research interests: adaptive query processing via reinforcement learning


Master Students

Student 2 Zheng Luo
Student 1 Luis Torrejon Machado
Student 3 Jun Tu
Student 1 Rui Zhou (ETH)
  • Pascal Severin Andermatt
  • Songyi Han
  • Julian Novoa Martin
  • Thi Phuong Anh Pham
  • Liyuan Rong
  • Jan Luca Scheerer (ETH)
  • Neng Xu
  • Ming Yi


  • Mahmoud Abo-Khamis, Computer Scientist (RelationalAI)
  • Ryan R. Curtin, Computer Scientist (RelationalAI)
  • Daniel Deutch, Associate Professor (Tel Aviv University)
  • Niko Göbel, Computer Scientist (RelationalAI)
  • Benjamin Moseley, Professor of Computer Science (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Hung Q. Ngo, VP Research (RelationalAI)
  • XuanLong Nguyen, Professor of Statistics (U. Michigan)
  • Milos Nikolic, Lecturer in Databases (U. Edinburgh)
    Former departmental lecturer in the FDB team
  • Maximilian Schleich, Computer Scientist, RelationalAI
    Former PhD student in the FDB team
  • Amir Shaikhha, Lecturer in Data Centric Systems (U. Edinburgh)
    Former departmental lecturer in the FDB team
  • Dan Suciu, Professor of Computer Science (U. Washington)
  • Immanuel Trummer, Assistant Professor (Cornell University)
  • Nils Vortmeier, Postdoctoral Scholar (Ruhr-University Bochum)
    Former postdoc in the DaST team