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Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu

Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu


Room 209, Department of Computer Science
Tel: 24 765 73794


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Biography and Research

Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu is a Professor and Deputy Head of Computer Science at the University of Warwick, and a Turing Fellow at ATI, UK's national institute for data science and AI.

His research interest is in building data systems for scalable search and data analytics. This involves management of information from multiple sources while protecting the privacy of data subjects. An example application is to learn aggregate mobility patterns over large spatio-temporal databases. He has published in leading venues of data systems and analytics, and served in the technical committees of VLDB, KDD, SIGMOD, ICDE, ICDM, ECML/PKDD, CIKM, SIGIR.

Prof. Ferhatosmanoglu received his PhD in CS from University of California, Santa Barbara. Before joining Warwick, he was a tenured professor at Ohio State U. (OSU), Bilkent U., visited Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Informatics and MPI for Software Systems with a research award by Humboldt Foundation. His research has been supported by government agencies including the US Department of Energy and US National Science Foundation, and companies including Pfizer and IBM. He has been the Principal Investigator of more than 15 externally funded grants. He has closely worked with industrial partners in developing commercial data analytics and machine learning solutions. He supervised more than 40 postgraduate students, including 10 PhDs to completion. Advisees moved to work in faculty positions at major research universities, and companies including Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Teradata, Oracle.

He received several Research Career Awards, from the US Department of Energy, US National Science Foundation, Turkish Academy of Sciences, and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany; an IBM Faculty Award, a Lumley Research Award for outstanding research and a large interdisciplinary research award at OSU. He served as the Recruitment Coordinator and Information Systems Option Coordinator at OSU CSE. He currently serves in the editorial board of Distributed and Parallel Databases Journal, and the Board of Faculty of Science, Engineering, and Medicine at the University of Warwick.

Program/Organization Committee

ICDE 2020, Mobile Data Management 2020, VLDB 2019, MDM 2019, CIKM 2019, ICDE 2019, SIGMOD 2018, VLDB 2018, CIKM 2018, VLDB 2017, SIGIR 2017, CIKM 2017, SIGIR 2016, SIGMOD 2016, VLDB 2016, ECML/PKDD 2015, ECML/PKDD 2014, VLDB 2014, VLDB 2013, VLDB 2012 (Co-Chair, Workshops Program), VLDB 2012 (PC), SIGMOD 2011, ICDE 2011, ICDM 2011, ICDM 2010, ACM SIGIHI 2010, ACM SIGSPATIAL 2010, SIGMOD 2010 (Org.), SIGMOD 2010 (PC)

Research Awards

DOE Career Award 2003, U.S. Dept. of Energy
NSF Career Award 2006, U.S. National Science Foundation
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, George Forster Award, Germany, 2016
Large Interdisciplinary Research Award, OSU, 2004
Lumley Research Accomplishment Award, OSU, 2007
IBM Faculty Award, 2010
Career Award (GEBIP), Turkish Academy of Sciences, 2012

Recent Publications

Spatial-temporal Data Management

Data Systems for Scalable Search and Analytics