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Jeffrey Scott Vitter

Jeff Vitter is the Frederick L. Hovde Dean of the College of Science and a Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. In a 1988 paper with Aggarwal, he effectively founded the area of I/O-efficient algorithms; for a number of years he has been the main authority in the area.

Charles E. Leiserson

Charles Leiserson is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In a 1999 paper with Frigo, Prokop and Ramachandran he founded the area of cache-oblivious algorithms. He is also a co-author of one of the main algorithms textbooks “Introduction to Algorithms”.

S. Muthukrishnan

Muthu is a Research Scientist at Google New York, on leave from a Professor of Computer Science position at Rutgers University where he heads up the Massive Data Analysis Lab. He is a main force in the area of streaming algorithms and author of the book “Data Streams: Algorithms and Applications”

Peter Sanders

Peter Sanders is a Professor of Computer Science at Karlsruhe University and a main force in the area of algorithm engineering. He is heading up a major new 9 Million Euro Deutche Forschungsgemeinschaft priority program on algorithm engineering, which includes 21 groups at major German universities.

Lars Arge

Lars Arge is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Aarhus and the MADALGO center leader. He is a leader in the area of I/O-efficient algorithms and has also worked extensively in the cache-oblivious algorithms and algorithm engineering areas.

Klaus Bock

Klaus Bock is the Chairman of the Board of the Danish National Research Foundation. Until recently he was also a Professor of Chemistry and Head of Department at the Carlsberg Laboratory, as well as Group Vice President for Research and Executive Vice President for Carlsberg A/S.

Erik Meineche Schmidt

Erik M. Schmidt is the Dean of Sciences at the University of Aarhus, as well as an Associate Professor of Computer Science. Before becoming Dean he worked in the general area of algorithms and was also a co-director of the Danish National Research Foundation BRICS center.