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An IBM fellow, ACM Fellow and a Senior Manager at IBM Research at IBM Almaden in San Jose, California, he is responsible for the Exploratory Database Department. He manages a team of scientists active in advanced database research. He was a principle member of the Starburst research project, which forms the basis for query compilation in IBM's DB2 Universal Database. He was also an active member on the team that reshaped the entire architectural structure of the DB2 relational query compiler and optimizer. He has been active in creating new industry standards and database design advancements. He has served as an Associate Editor of ACM Computing Surveys and has served on the program committee of major computer conferences. He is a member of the IBM Academy; his current focus being analytics at the massive scale on highly scalable servers. He was a principle member of the original team that designed the query processing architecture of the IBM DB2 UDB relational database management systems (DBMS) and delivered the product to the marketplace. He has made major contributions to the query language industry standards. His research areas include cloud computing, Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) and aggregate data management, query optimization, data warehousing, big data systems (including hadooplike map-reduce systems), management of semi-structured and unstructured data, including nosql DBs. He also serves as a consultant to various IBM divisions, including the software division and IBM Global Services. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles in the area of database systems.