Prof. Anastasia Ailamaki
Professor of Computer and Communication Sciences at the EPFL in Switzerland. She has a 20-year-long career on data-intensive systems and applications, with technological inventions on data layouts for emerging micro-architectures, data management on solid-state storage, and computational databases for data-intensive medical and other scientific applications. Her algorithms are in popular database products by Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft. She has several academic awards from ERC, ESF, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and eight best-paper awards for systems work at top database, storage, and computer architecture forums. She has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. She is an ACM fellow and the vice chair of the ACM SIGMOD, a senior member of the IEEE, and serves at the Global Agenda Council for Data, Society and Development of the World Economic Forum. She was awarded the prestigious ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovation Award in 2019.