Biography

Mohammad Sadoghi is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Davis. Formerly, he was an Assistant Professor at Purdue University. Prior to joining academia, he was a Research Staff Member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center for nearly four years. He received his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Hans-Arno Jacobsen from the Computer Science Department at the University of Toronto in 2013. He was the recipient of the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2006-2007) and the NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (2007-2008, 2009-2011).

Broadly speaking, Professor Sadoghi’s research spans all facets of secure and massive-scale data management. At UC Davis, he leads the ExpoLab research group with the aim to pioneer a new exploratory data platform—referred to as ExpoDB—a distributed ledger that unifies secure transactional and real-time analytical processing, all centered around a democratic and decentralized computational model.

Professor Sadoghi has over 60 publications in leading database conferences/journals (including SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE, EDBT, TODS, and TKDE) and 34 filed U.S. patents. His SIGMOD’11 paper, “BE-Tree: an index structure to efficiently match Boolean expressions over high-dimensional discrete space”, was awarded EPTS Innovative Principles Award; his EDBT’11 paper, “GPX-Matcher: a generic Boolean predicate-based XPath expression matcher”, was selected as one of the best EDBT papers in 2011; and his ESWC’16 paper titled “Predicting Drug-Drug Interactions through Large-Scale Similarity-Based Link Prediction” won the Best In-Use Paper Award. He has presented a tutorial at ICDE’16 on “Accelerating Database Workloads by Software-Hardware-System Co-design”. He has served as the PC Chair (Industry Track) for ACM DEBS’17, co-chaired a new workshop at ICDE’17 entitled “Active: First International Workshop on Data Management on Virtualized Active Systems”, and co-chaired a new workshop at DEBS’17 entitled “First International Workshop on Events Meet Processes”. Currently, he is co-chairing the Doctoral Symposium and “Active: Second International Workshop on Active Middleware on Modern Hardware” at ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware’17.He will be co-chairing the third edition of Active Workshop at ICDE 2018. Furthermore, he is serving as the Area Editor for Transaction Processing in the Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies by Springer. Previously, he was the publicity co-chair of ACM DEBS (2015-16). He regularly serves on the program committee of SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE, EDBT, IJCAI, ICDCS, ECOOP, ICSOC, DEBS, and ADMS; and has been invited reviewers for TKDE and TPDS.

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