Address: C304, Bd de Pérolles 90
1700 Fribourg---Switzerland
Phone: +41 26 300 8332
Fax: +41 26 300 9726

Brief Bio

I'm a Swiss-NSF Professor at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, where I lead the eXascale Infolab. Before coming back to Switzerland, I spent a few exciting years working with the Database Systems lab (Sam Madden & Mike Stonbraker) at MIT. I got my B.Sc. from EPFL, and two M.Sc., one from Eurecom and one from INRIA SOP/U. of Sofia-Antipolis. At the end of my studies, I spent six months at IBM T.J. Watson Research, working on media delivery architectures. I got my Ph.D. from EPFL, working in Karl Aberer's lab. My dissertation on Emergent Semantics won the EPFL Doctorate Award and the EPFL Press Mention in 2007. During my Ph.D., I also spent some time at U.C. Berkeley working on sensor data and at Microsoft Research Asia working on novel information-sharing systems. 

Research Interests

Exascale Information Management; Big Data; Scientific Data; Linked Data. 


List of publications from DBLP, and from Google Scholar.

Recent Publications:

Pick-A-Crowd: Tell Me What You Like, and I'll Tell You What to Do [pdf]
Djellel Eddine Difallah, Gianluca Demartini, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux
International World Wide Web Converence (WWW), 2013 [acceptance 15%].
Efficient Versioning for Scientific Array Databases [pdf]
Adam Seering, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Samuel Madden, and Michael Stonebraker
International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2012 [acceptance 18%].
ZenCrowd: leveraging probabilistic reasoning and crowdsourcing techniques for large-scale entity linking [pdf]
Gianluca Demartini, Djellel Eddine Difallah, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux
International World Wide Web Converence (WWW), 2012 [acceptance 12%].
Combining inverted indices and structured search for ad-hoc object retrieval [pdf]
Alberto Tonon, Gianluca Demartini, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux
International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR), 2012 [acceptance 19%].
An overview of HYRISE - a Main Memory Hybrid Storage Engine [pdf]
Martin Grund, Krüger Jens, Jens Krüger, Samuel Madden, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux
IEEE Data Eng. Bull., Vol.35, pages 52-57, 2012.
Tag Recommendation for Large-Scale Ontology-Based Information Systems [pdf]
Roman Prokofyev, Alexey Boyarsky, Oleg Ruchayskiy, Karl Aberer, Gianluca Demartini, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux
International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), 2012 [acceptance 21%].
Graph Data Management Systems for New Application Domains [pdf]
Philippe Cudré-Mauroux and Sameh Elnikety
Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB) [Tutorial].

Recent Talks

Entity-Centric Data Management [pdf] [ppt]
[talk given at Google Zurich, MIT, IBM Research Smarter Cities, Eurecom, NYU Abu Dhabi]
Diplodocus[RDF] Short and Long-Tail RDF Analytics for Massive Webs of Data [pdf] [ppt]
[talk given at Freie Universitat Berlin, DERI, ISWC]
Scalability in Semantic Data Management [pdf] [ppt]
[tutorial given at Schloss Dagstuhl]

Recent/Upcoming Events

- Sep. 2015: VLDB in Kohala Coast–Hawaii [PC member, member of the review board of PVLDB Vol. 8]
- Sep. 2014: HYPERTEXT in Santiago–Chile [Track Chair: Open Data and the Semantics of Things]
- Sep. 2014: VLDB in Hangzhou–China [PC member, member of the review board of PVLDB Vol. 7]
- Oct. 2014: ISWC in Riva del Garda–Italy [Senior PC]
- Apr. 2014: WWW in Seoul–Korea [PC Member]
- Aug. 2013: IJCAI in Beijing–China [Senior PC]

Awards & Prizes

2013: Google Faculty Research Award, Google–USA.
2012: Swiss National Center in Research MICS, 2001-2012 Best Computer Science Contribution award (link to the MICS event).
2012: Verisign Inc. research grant, USA. Press release here
2011: Career Integration Grant, FP7.
2011: Best Demo Award, International Semantic Web Conference, Bonn, Germany.
2011: Outrageous Idea Award, Computing Community Consortium (CCC), International Semantic Web Conference, Bonn–Germany.
2011: Amazon AWS Teaching Grant, USA.
2011: Amazon AWS Research Grant, USA.
2010: SNSF Professorship, Swiss National Science Foundation, Switzerland.
2010: Best Mentor Award, International Semantic Web Conference, Shanghai–China.
2009: Jim Gray Seed Award, TrajStore project (together w/ S. Madden and E. Wu), Microsoft–USA.
2007: EPFL Doctorate Award (best EPFL thesis out of 292 Ph.D. theses), EPFL–Switzerland.
2007: EPFL Press Mention (for outstanding publication), EPFL, Switzerland.
2001: Best Student (out of 30 European students), M.Sc. program in Multimedia Communications, Eurecom Institute & EPFL.