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General Information

I am currently a professor for Data Engineering at the department Applications of Parallel and Distributed Systems of the University of Stuttgart. Details on my research and teaching activities are available on dedicated pages.

Recent, Current, and Upcoming Activities

Research highlights Principal investigator in the Excellence cluster "Computational Design and Construction for Architecture" (IntCDC)
Principal investigator in the Excellence cluster "Data-Integrated Simulation Science" (SimTech)
Principal Investigator in the Collaborative Research Center on Quantitative Methods for Visual Computing (SFB-TRR 161)
Scientific member of the Graduate School of Excellence advanced Manufacturing Engineering (GSaME)
Chairing Program chair @ BTW 2021
Program chair @ EDBT 2019
Workshop co-chair: Workshop on Exploratory Search in Databases and the Web (ExploreDB) @ SIGMOD 2018
Program chair: Workshop on Theory and Practice of Provenance @ Provenance Week 2018
Workshop co-chair: Workshop on Provenance and Annotation in Computational Linguistics (PACL) @ TLT 2018
Demonstration co-chair @ BTW 2017
Publicity Chair @ SIGMOD 2016
Conf. area chair: Data Integration, Metadata Management & Interoperability @ ICDE2015
Workshop co-chair: Managing Data Throughout its Lifecycle (DaLí) @ ICDE 2011
Workshop co-chair: Quality in Databases (QDB)VLDB 2009
Editorial Associate editor of the VLDB Journal, since 2017
Guest editor of the special issue on data integration of the journal it - Information Technology, Volume 54, Issue 3, 2012.
PanelsI have participated in the panel Exploratory Search in Databases and the Web – New name for an old hat? at the EDBT ExploreDB workshop 2014. I have also contributed to a related post on the SIGMOD blog.
Tutorials Invited tutorial on Data Provenance, Symposium and Summer School On Service-Oriented Computing 2018
Invited tutorial on Data Quality, EDBT Summer School 2017
Provenance: On and Behind the Screens @ SIGMOD 2016
Instance Matching Benchmarks for Linked Data @ ISWC 2014 and ESWC 2016
Entity Resolution in the Web of Data @ CIKM 2013 and WWW 2014
Invited tutorial on entity resolution @ WOD 2013
PC member VLDB 2020, SIGMOD 2019, VLDB 2019, ,SummerSOC 2019, VLDB 2018, SummerSOC 2018, ICDE 2017, VLDB 2017, SIGMDO 2017, WebDB 2017, SummerSOC 2017, IPAW@Provenance Week 2016, VLDB 2016, ExploreDB 2016, ICDE 2016, TAPP 2015, BTW 2015, SIGMOD 2015, EDBT 2015, BeRSys 2014, Informatik 2014, TAPP 2014, IEEE Big Data 2014, ExploreDB 2014, DATA 2014, EDBT 2014, BDA 2013, ADBIS 2013, DATA 2013, IEEE Big Data 2013, EDBT 2013, BTW 2013, VLDB 2012, BDA 2012, ICDE 2012, EDBT 2012, SIGMOD 2011, ICDE 2011QDB 2011ICDE 2010, BTW 2009, DataX 2008
Journal referee ACM Transactions on Database Systems, ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality, ACM Transactions on Internet Technologies, VLDB Journal, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Information Systems, World Wide Web Journal, Knowledge and Information Systems, Journal on Data Semantics, Ingénerie des Systèmes d'Information, Book on "Qualité et Gouvernance de Données" ed. Laure Berti-Equille
Academic organizationHeard of the examination board: MSc Computer Science
Head of the selection board: BSc Data Science
Deputy member of the examination board: BSc Data Science, BSc Informatik, BSc Softwaretechnik, BSc Medieninformatik

Short Biography

since 2017Managing Director, IPVS, University of Stuttgart, Germany
since 09/2014Professor for Data Engineering, IPVS, University of Stuttgart, Germany
09/2011 - 09/2014Associate professor, Université de Paris Sud 11, France ( Large-scale and heterogeneous data and knowledge group, formerly database group) and member of the INRIA OAK team
06/2009 - 09/2011Post-doc resarcher at Wilhelm-Schickard-Institut für Informatik, Universität Tübingen (Lehrstuhl für Datenbanksysteme)
05/2008 - 05/2009Post-doc researcher at IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA.
09/2006 - 05/2008Research assistant, Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam (Lehrstuhl für Informationssysteme)
11/2007PhD defense at the Department of Computer Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
11/2003 - 09/2006Research assistant, Department of Computer Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Lehrstuhl für Informationsintegration)
10/2000 - 10/2003Studies of Information Technology Management at the School of Cooperative Education, Stuttgart