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K. Selcuk Candan

About Me

K. Sel¸cuk Candan is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Science Engineering at the Arizona State University and is leading the EmitLab research group. He joined the department in August 1997, after receiving his Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland at College Park. Prof. Candan’s primary research interest is in the area of management of non-traditional, heterogeneous, and imprecise (such as multimedia, web, and scientific) data. His various research projects in this domain are funded by diverse sources, including the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Mellon Foundation, and DES/RSA (Rehabilitation Services Administration). He has published over 140 articles and many book chapters. He has also authored 9 patents. Recently, he coauthored a book titled “Data Management for Multimedia Retrieval” for the Cambridge University Press and co-edited “New Frontiers in Information and Software as Services: Service and Application Design Challenges in the Cloud” for Springer.

Prof. Candan is an editorial board member of the Very Large Databases (VLDB) journal and the Journal of Multimedia. He has served in the organization and program committees of various conferences. In 2006, he served as an organization committee member for SIGMOD’06, the flagship database conference of the ACM and one of the best conferences in the area of management of data. In 2008, he served as a PC Chair for another leading, flagship conference of the ACM, this time focusing on multimedia research (MM’08). He also served in the review board of the Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB). In 2010, he was a program co-chair for ACM CIVR’10 conference and a program group leader for ACM SIGMOD’10. In 2011, he is serving as a general co-chair for the ACM MM’11 conference and is in the executive committee of ACM SIGMM. In 2012, he will serve as a general co-chair for ACM SIGMOD’12. In 2012, he will also serve in the organizing committees of ACM MM’12 and VLDB’12.