Biography

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Christian S. Jensen is a Professor of Computer Science at Aarhus University, Denmark, and he was previously at Aalborg University for two decades. He recently spent a 1-year sabbatical at Google Inc., Mountain View. His research concerns data management and data-intensive systems, and its focus is on temporal and spatio-temporal data management. Christian is an ACM and an IEEE fellow, and he is a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters and the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences. He has received several national and international awards for his research. He is currently vice-chair of ACM SIGMOD and an editor-in-chief of The VLDB Journal.

Medium-Length Bio

Christian S. Jensen is a Professor of Computer Science at Aarhus University, Denmark. Prior to joining Aarhus University, he was a Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark. During the 1990s, he spent four sabbaticals at University of Arizona, and he recently spent a one-year sabbatical at Google Inc., Mountain View. He received the Ph.D. degree from Aalborg University in 1991 after 2 1/2 years of study at University of Maryland, and he received the Dr.Techn. degree from Aalborg University in 2000.

His research concerns data management and data-intensive systems, and it concerns primarily temporal and spatio-temporal data management.

He is an ACM and an IEEE fellow, and he is a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences, and the EDBT Endowment, as well as a trustee emeritus of the VLDB Endowment. He received the Ib Henriksen Research Award 2001 for his research in mainly temporal data management, Telenor's Nordic Research Award 2002 for his research in mobile services, and the Villum Kann Rasmussen Award for Technical and Scientific Research 2011 for his general research contributions.

He is vice-chair of ACM SIGMOD, an editor-in-chief of The VLDB Journal, and an area editor (temporal databases) for the Encyclopedia of Database Systems. He has served on the editorial boards of ACM TODS, IEEE TKDE, and the IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin. He was PC chair or co-chair for SSTD 2001, EDBT 2002, VLDB 2005, MobiDE 2006, MDM 2007, DMSN 2008, TIME 2008, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2011, AP Web 2012, and IEEE ICDE 2013.

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