Anastassia Ailamaki received a B.Sc. degree in Computer
Engineering (1990) from the Polytechnic School of the
University of Patra, Greece, M.Sc. degrees from the Technical
University of Crete, Greece and from the University of
Rochester, NY, and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from
the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently an
assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University. She has received one best-paper award (in VLDB 2001, for a novel cache-conscious data page layout scheme), and she holds one patent. Her current research interests include
database system design and performance, cache-resident databases,
internet querying and caching, workload characterization, and
scientific workflow management systems.
Panos K. Chrysanthis received his BS degree (Physics with
concentration in Computer Science, 1982) from the University of
Athens, Greece, and his MS and PhD degrees (Computer and Information
Sciences, 1991) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is
currently an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh and
an adjunct professor at Carnegie-Mellon University. He
received the NSF CAREER Award (1995) and five teaching awards.
Besides journal and conference articles, his publications include a
book and book chapters. He is an editor of the VLDB Journal
and has served as the program co-chair of five workshops. His current
research focus is on network-centric and mobile data management, and
E-Commerce and workflow technologies.
Christos Faloutsos received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (1981)
from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and
the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Toronto,
Canada. He is currently a professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
He has received the Presidential Young Investigator Award by the
National Science Foundation (1989), "best paper" awards (SIGMOD 94, VLDB 97),
and four teaching awards. He has published over 90 refereed articles,
one monograph, and holds four patents. His research interests include data
mining, indexing in relational and multimedia databases, and database performance.
Carlos Guestrin received a Mechatronics Engineer (Mechanical Engineering, with emphasis in Automation and Systems) degree in 1998 from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, Brazil.
In August 2003, he completed his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.
In 2003-2004, he was a researcher at the Intel Research Lab in Berkeley.
Carlos is now a co-director of the Sense, Learn, Act (SELECT) Lab at CMU.
Alexandros Labrinidis received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer
Science from the University of Crete, Greece (1993 & 1995), and
M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science from the University of
Maryland, College Park (1997 & 2002). He is currently an assistant
professor at the University of Pittsburgh and an adjunct assistant
professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also an associate
information director for ACM SIGMOD and an associate editor for SIGMOD Record. His research interests include web-aware data management, mobile data management, data warehousing, p2p data management and sensor networks.