19th International Conference on
Scientific and Statistical Database Management

July 9-11, 2007, Banff, Canada

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Faculty of Science, University of Calgary

Managing Scientific Data: New Challenges for Database Research
Professor Marianne Winslett
DAIS Laboratory
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois

The database research community's appetite for new applications has led to increased interest in the data management needs of scientists. This area encompasses a huge range of applications, extending from public repositories of observational data such as the popular Sloan Digital Sky Survey to one-of-a-kind runs of simulation codes crafted by individual scientists. In this talk, we will survey the most common data management needs found in the hard sciences, describe the new database research challenges that arise from these needs, and outline ways to address some of these challenges.

Marianne Winslett has been a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1987. Her current research interests include information security and data management for scientific applications. She has served on the editorial boards of ACM Transactions on Database Systems and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, and is currently on the board of ACM Transactions on the Web. She is a past vice-chair of ACM SIGMOD, an ACM Fellow, and the recipient of an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award.