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Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu

Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu


Room 209, Department of Computer Science




Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu is a Professor at the University of Warwick, and a Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science and AI. His research interest is in building scalable data systems, large-scale search and data analytics. The research problems include efficient 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 the premier venues of data systems and analytics, including VLDB, KDD, SIGMOD, PODS, ICDE, SIGIR, CIKM, WSDM, ICS, VLDBJ, TKDE, and scalable data science solutions at IEEE T. Mobile Computing, Mobile Data Management, UbiComp. He has been the principal investigator of more than 20 externally funded projects, and closely working with industrial partners in developing scalable machine learning solutions and data analytics systems.

Ferhatosmanoglu received his PhD in CS from University of California, Santa Barbara in 2001. He worked as a tenured professor at Ohio State U. (OSU), Bilkent U., and visited Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Informatics and MPI for Software Systems with a research award by the Humboldt Foundation. Past advisees work in permanent faculty positions at major research universities, and technology companies including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Teradata. He received several prestigious Research Career Awards, including from the US Department of Energy, US National Science Foundation, and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He is currently the Director of Computer Science Centre for Doctoral Training and Research, Director of EPSRC CDT on Urban Science and Progress, Deputy Head of Department of Computer Science, and member of the Board of Faculty of Science, Engineering, and Medicine at the University of Warwick.

Program/Organization Committee

SIGMOD 2022, 2021, 2018; ICDE 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019; Mobile Data Management 2021, 2020, 2019; CIKM 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017; VLDB 2019, 2018, 2017; SIGIR 2017, 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 SIGSPATIAL 2010, SIGMOD 2010 (Org.), SIGMOD 2010 (PC)...

Recent Publications
Scalable Data Systems and Analytics
Spatial-Temporal Data Management
Research Awards
  • DOE Career Award, 2003-2006, U.S. Department of Energy
  • NSF Career Award, 2006-2011, U.S. National Science Foundation
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, George Forster Award, 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