Keynotes

Peter Boncz (VU University Amsterdam and CWI, The Netherlands)

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Speaker Bio

Peter Boncz holds appointments as tenured researcher at CWI and professor at VU University Amsterdam. His academic background is in core database architecture, with the MonetDB the systems outcome of his PhD -- MonetDB much later won the 2016 ACM SIGMOD systems award. He has a track record in bridging the gap between academia and commercial application, receiving the Dutch ICT Regie Award 2006 for his role in the CWI spin-off company Data Distilleries. In 2008 he co-founded Vectorwise around the analytical database system by the same name which pioneered vectorized query execution -- later acquired by Actian. He is co-recipient of the 2009 VLDB 10 Years Best Paper Award, and in 2013 received the Humboldt Research Award for his research on database architecture. He also works on graph data management, founding in 2013 the Linked Database Benchmark Council (LDBC), a benchmarking organization for graph database systems.


Angela Bonifati (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France)

Query-driven Analytics in Graph Databases

Graphs are becoming pervasive in several unconventional applications where connectivity needs to be leveraged for querying and analytical purposes. Such applications areas include the Semantic Web, Social Networks, Fraud Detection applications, Recommendation Systems and Knowledge Bases. At the heart of these applications, there is the property graph data model as the common ground laying the foundations of modern graph database systems. In this talk, I will provide a systematic view on query-driven analytics in graph databases. I will elucidate the needed requirements and open challenges for this emerging field.

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Angela Bonifati is a Full Professor of Computer Science at Lyon 1 University (France), where she leads the Database Group. She received her PhD from Politecnico di Milano in 2002 and was a postdoctoral researcher at INRIA Paris until 2003. Her current research interests are on the interplay of relational and graph-oriented data paradigms, particularly on query processing, data integration and data curation, metadata management and learning. On these topics, she has co-authored more than 100 publications in top-tier database conferences and journals. She is the Program Chair of EDBT 2020, an Associate Editor of PVLDB (2020-2022), the Demo Co-Chair of ICDE 2020 and the Sigmod 2019 and Sigmod 2020 Workshops Co-chair. She was Vice Chair of ICDE 2018 and ICDE 2011. She is an Associate Editor for several journals, including the VLDB Journal, ACM TODS and Distributed and Parallel Databases. She holds several visiting positions, the latest of which at the University of Waterloo (Canada) in 2019.


Bill Howe (University of Washington, USA)

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Bill Howe is an Associate Professor in the Information School, Adjunct Associate Professor in Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington. He leads an interdisciplinary group in Responsible Data Science with emphasis on urban applications. He was the Founding Associate Director in the UW eScience Institute; He continues to serve on the steering committee as a Senior Data Science Fellow. He is a co-founder of Urban@UW, and he leads UW’s participation in the MetroLab Network and the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative. He created a first MOOC on Data Science through Coursera, and he led the creation of the UW Data Science Masters Degree, serving as its inaugural Program Director and Faculty Chair. He serves on the Steering Committee of the Center for Statistics in the Social Sciences.


Jorge Pérez (Universidad de Chile, Chile)

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Jorge Pérez is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Universidad de Chile, and Associate Researcher at the Millennium Institute for Foundational Research on Data (IMFD). His research interests include data exchange and integration, Web data, and the theory of modern neural network architectures. He has received several awards for his research, including the best paper award in 5 international conferences, the Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship, and the SWSA Ten-Years Award for his work on query languages for Web data. His interests also include the analysis of social, medical and political text data, particularly in Spanish.