I am a full professor and the head of the DAST (Data Systems and Theory) group at the Department of Informatics, University of Zurich.
I spend my research time understanding computational challenges on data processing and designing simple and scalable solutions towards these challenges.
My theoretical research includes the development of novel data processing algorithms and of data processing languages along with the analysis of their complexities. My systems research is on building data systems in academia and industry based on well-understood theory.
I contributed so far to both theoretical foundations and systems aspects of data processing, including XML query processing, incomplete information and probabilistic databases, factorised databases, machine learning over relational data, incremental maintenance for database and machine learning, and the commercial systems LogicBlox and relationalAI.
I currently serve as associate editor for the following journals:
- Since September 2019: SIGMOD Record Database Principles column
- Since January 2018: ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS)
- April 2019 - March 2020: Proceedings of Very Large Data Bases (PVLDB)
I serve as PC chair for International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT) 2022 and as tutorial chair for EDBT/ICDT 2020.
A full list of professional services is given here.
|Since 05/20||Full Professor, Department of Informatics, University of Zurich|
|Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford|
|Emeritus Fellow, St Cross College, University of Oxford|
|07/16 -- 05/20||Full Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford|
|09/17 -- 04/20||Computer Scientist, RelationalAI Inc., Berkeley California|
|08/13 -- 08/17||Computer Scientist, LogicBlox Inc., Berkeley California|
|10/16 -- 10/18||Turing Fellow, The Alan Turing Institute|
|08/13 -- 07/14||Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley (On sabbatical leave from Oxford)|
|02/12||Received Oxford equivalent of North-American tenure|
|09/07 -- 07/16||Associate Professor (previously University Lecturer) with the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford|
|09/07 -- 05/20||Fellow and Director of IT, St Cross College, University of Oxford|
|04/07 -- 07/07||Temporary Professor (Lehrbeauftragter), Ruprecht Karl University in Heidelberg, Germany|
|04/05 -- 08/07||Postdoctoral Researcher, Saarland University Information Systems Group (Prof. C. Koch) in Saarbruecken, Germany|
|09/06 -- 12/06||Visiting Scientist, Cornell Database Group|
|10/00 -- 04/05||Research and Teaching Assistant (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), PhD student (Dr. rer. nat.) in the Programming and Modelling Languages Group (Prof. F. Bry), Institute for Informatics, University of Munich|
|03/00 -- 09/00||Intern Student, Caravel research group, INRIA Rocquencourt|
|08/95 -- 08/00||Student in Computer Science (Dipl. Ing.), Politehnica University of Bucharest|