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A Tribute to José Alfredo Blakeley

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José Alfredo Blakeley, Partner Architect at Microsoft, passed away on January 7th, 2018. With this “tribute”, we would like to honor his many contributions to data management. José will be sorely missed as a great scientist, mentor, colleague, and friend. José completed his undergraduate studies at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico in 1978. He continued his […]

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Donald Kossmann
Donald Kossmann

SIGMOD 2017 New Location

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Dear SIGMOD/PODS Community: We are pleased to announce that the SIGMOD/PODS Conference 2017 will be held in Chicago in the week of May 14, 2017. We would like to thank all who helped us to find a new venue at such short notice. There were many suggestions, and many people helped investigate possible venues all […]

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Donald Kossmann
Donald Kossmann

SIGMOD 2017 Announcement

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Dear members of the SIGMOD/PODS Community: On January 16 (Martin-Luther-King Day in the USA), the SIGMOD Executive Committee decided to move the ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2017 conference out of North Carolina to a new, still undecided location. The decision was made unanimously by the Committee following extensive discussions with the SIGMOD Advisory Board. The SIGMOD/PODS community […]

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Alon Halevy
Alon Halevy

A Decade at Google

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I recently celebrated my 10th anniversary at Google and decided to take the opportunity to share some of my reflections on the past decade. Prior to joining Google, I was on the faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, where I founded the database research group that is […]

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K. Selcuk Candan
K. Selcuk Candan

Hunting for the Value Gaps in Data Management, Services, and Analytics

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Like all computer science and engineering departments, at Arizona State University (ASU), we regularly re-assess the impacts of our research and educational programs based on feedback from users of the technologies we develop and companies that hire our graduates. Last January, as part of the most recent of these efforts, we (in collaboration with IBM) […]

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