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Biography and Research

Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu is a Professor at the University of Warwick, and an Amazon Scholar at Amazon Web Services. He received his PhD in CS from University of California, Santa Barbara. 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. He is Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science and AI.

His research interests are in the areas of scalable data systems, streaming analytics, spatial-temporal data management, and large-scale similarity search. The research projects typically involve efficient management of information from multiple sources while protecting the privacy of data subjects. An example application is to learn aggregate mobility patterns over multiple spatio-temporal data sources. 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 spatial-temporal 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.

Ferhatosmanoglu received several Career Awards, from the US National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He received an IBM Faculty Award and a Lumley Research Award for outstanding research at OSU. Past advisees now work in permanent faculty positions at major research universities, and technology companies including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Teradata. He has served as Recruitment Coordinator and Information Systems Option Coordinator at OSU, Deputy Head of Department of Computer Science and member of the Board of Faculty of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, Director of CS Postgraduate Research, and Director of EPSRC CDT on Urban Science and Progress at the University of Warwick.