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Principal Research Staff Member
Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA


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Professional Associations:  ACM SIGMOD


I am a principal research staff member, and a senior manager at IBM Almaden Research Center. I manage the information management department, working on HTAP (hybrid transactional and analytical processing) systems, large scale machine learning, and natural language querying of data. 

I have been elected as the treasurer/secretary of ACM SIGMOD, and has been serving since July 2017. I am in the board of trustees for the VLDB Endowment.

I received my PhD in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, working on the IMPACT project, supervised by Prof VS Subrahmanian . I got my BSc and Msc degrees in computer engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Previously, I worked on DB2 pureXML. I was one of the main architects of the XQuery compiler in DB2 pureXML. I worked on both XQuery and SQL/XML and in query rewrite optimizations for XML query languages.

My research interests include natural language querying, platforms and infra-structure for large-scale data analysis, semi-structured data processing, query semantics and optimization, SQL standards, integration of heterogeneous data sources, software agents and query languages.



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