Prof. Dr. Donald Kossmann



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Donald Kossmann is a professor for Computer Science at ETH Zurich (Switzerland). He received his MS in 1991 from the University of Karlsruhe and completed his PhD in 1995 at the Technical University of Aachen. After that, he held positions at the University of Maryland, the IBM Almaden Research Center, the University of Passau, the Technical University of Munich, and the University of Heidelberg. He is a former associate editor of ACM Transactions on Databases and ACM Transactions on Internet Technology. He is an ACM fellow, a member of the board of trustees of the VLDB endowment, was the program committee chair of the ACM SIGMOD Conf., 2009, and is the chair of the executive board of ACM SIGMOD since 2013. He is a co-founder of i-TV-T (1998), XQRL Inc. (acquired by BEA in 2002), 28msec Inc. (founded 2006, still in business), and Teralytics AG (2012, still in business). His research interests lie in the area of databases and information systems.

The full list of publications can be found in the Pubzone Profile.