Peter Buneman - Curriculum Vitae#


Education:
  • PhD in Mathematics (1970), University of Warwick (Supervisor E.C. Zeeman)
  • MA in Mathematics, Cambridge (1966)

Academic record
  • 2002-present: Professor of Database Systems, Laboratory for the Foundations of Computer Science, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh (also: Research Director, Digital Curation Centre, 2002-2008)
  • 1975-2001: Professor (assistant, associate, full) of Computer Science, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1981-1987: Graduate Chairman, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1970-1974: Research Associate and subsequently Lecturer in the School of Artificial Intelligence, Edinburgh University
  • Visiting Resarcher, INRIA, Jan 1999 and May 1991
  • Visiting Research Fellowship sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Research Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University, Spring 1997
  • Visiting Research Fellowship sponsored by the British SERC, Spring 1991, Imperial College, London

Research Interests

Databases: semistructured data, XML, data provenance, programming language interfaces, query languages, data models, knowledge bases, database semantics, user interfaces, distributed databases, database monitoring.

Programming Languages: database interfaces, applicative and functional languages, type systems, implementation techniques, semantics.

General: mathematical phylogeny, neural models, cognitive science, data structures, graph theory, combinatorics, applications of computers in the humanities

Full details at http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/opb

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