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Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu

Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu


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


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 large-scale data systems, scalable search and data analytics. The research projects typically involve 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 driven research, including VLDB, KDD, SIGMOD, PODS, ICDE, SIGIR, CIKM, WSDM, VLDBJ, TKDE, and scalable data science solutions at IEEE T. Mobile Computing, IEEE Mobile Data Management, ACM UbiComp, ACM Multimedia. He has been the principal investigator of more than 20 funded projects, and closely working with industrial partners in developing commercial data analytics and machine learning solutions. Prof. Ferhatosmanoglu received his PhD in CS from University of California, Santa Barbara. He worked as a tenured professor at Ohio State (OSU), Bilkent, and visited Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Informatics and MPI for Software Systems with a research award by Humboldt Foundation. Past advisees work in permanent faculty positions at major research universities, and technology companies including Google, Amazon, Facebook, Oracle, Teradata, Microsoft. He received several Research Career Awards, including from the US Department of Energy, US National Science Foundation, and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. He is currently the Director of EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) on Urban Science, Director of Computer Science CDT and Postgraduate Research, 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

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

Recent Publications
Spatial-Temporal Data Management
Scalable Data Systems
Large-scale Search and Data Analytics
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