I'm a Full 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.
I recently won a 2M€ ERC Grant, a Google Faculty Research Award, as well as the VeriSign Internet Infrastructures Award.
Exascale Information Management; Big Data; Scientific Data; Linked Data.