Biographical Sketch

Shamkant Navathe is currently a professor at the College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. He is known for his work on database modeling, database conversion, database design, distributed database fragmentation, allocation, and redesign, and database integration. Current projects include biological genome databases, data mining, modeling of database security, and knowledge base design. He has worked with IBM and Siemens in their research divisions and has been a consultant to various companies, including Honeywell, Nixdorf, CCA, ADR, Digital, MCC, Harris, Equifax and Hewlett Packard corporations. He was the Program Chairman of the 1985 ACM-SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data in Austin, Texas and a Program Co-Chairman of PARBASE 90, the first major conference on parallel database processing in Miami, Florida.

He has been an associate editor of ACM Computing Surveys during 1986-98, and is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, and Data and Knowledge Engineering (North Holland). He is also on the editorial boards ofInformation Systems (Pergamon Press) and Distributed and Parallel Databases (Kluwer Academic Publishers). He is an author of the book, Fundamentals of Database Systems, with R. Elmasri (Benjamin Cummings/Addison Wesley, Edition 2, 1994) which is currently the leading database text-book worldwide. His recent work has addressed database integration, heterogeneous federated databases, intelligent querying, the design of intelligent interfaces to document databases, object-oriented, active, and multi-media database management. He has applied database technology to biological information, particularly the human genome data, and to engineering design data. He is the editor of the series: "Database Systems and Applications" for Benjamin Cummings and has published the book, Conceptual Database Design: An Entity-Relationship Approach with Batini and Stefano Ceri in 1992.

Prior to his current position, Navathe was with the Database Systems Research and Development Center and was a Professor of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Florida in Gainesville (1979-1990). He was on the faculty of New York University's Graduate School of Business Administration (1975-79) and a system engineer for IBM World Trade Corporation and Electronic Data Systems. Navathe received a BE in Electrical Communications Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, an MS from Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (1976). Navathe has over 100 refereed publications in journals and conference proceedings. More recently, he was the General Chairman of the IFIP (Int. Federation of Information Processing) WG 2.6 Working Conference on Database Application Semantics in Atlanta in May 1995, and was the General Co-chairman of the 1996 International VLDB (Very Large Data Base) conference in Bombay, India. He was also a co-Program Chair of the "International Working Conference on Information and Process Integration in Enterprises: Rethinking Documents," at M.I.T. in November 1996. He has been an elected member of the International VLDB foundation (1992-98).

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