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CSE's Das Chairs SIGMOD, Has Paper Included in Journal Special Issue

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Gautam Das was appointed as one of the two General Chairs of the ACM SIGMOD Conference in June. The conference is the annual flagship international forum for database researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to publish papers, explore cutting-edge ideas and results, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences.

Gautam DasSIGMOD, the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Management of Data, specializes in big data management problems and databases.

Das has made numerous valuable contributions to the field of big data management and analytics over the last two decades, which includes over 50 publications in the three recognized top-tier conferences in databases: SIGMOD, VLDB, and ICDE (, as well as the prestigious IEEE ICDE 10-Year Influential Paper award received in 2012 for his seminal work on keyword search engines for database systems. His work is highly cited, with more than 14000 citations and an h-index of 56, according to Google Scholar.

In addition to being one of the General Chairs of ACM SIGMOD this year, Das and his doctoral student, Jees Augustine, wrote a paper that was presented at the Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) Conference 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August, that outlined how they developed fast algorithms to determine overall traffic flow in large scale communication networks based on big data analytics of the underlying link-level traffic. The paper has been subsequently invited for publication in the VLDB Journal Special Issue on the Best of VLDB, which is devoted to only a handful of the very best papers that were presented at the conference. This research was supported by and accomplished in collaboration with AT&T Labs.

Like SIGMOD, VLDB constitutes one of the pre-eminent venues for the timely dissemination of research and development results in the field of database management.