Christoph Koch - Curriculum Vitae#

PhD (Computer Science), CERN and TU Vienna, June 2001.

Current position:

Full Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Previous academic affiliations:
  • Associate Professor, Cornell University, 2007 - 2010
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, 2006
  • Associate Professor, Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany, 2005 - 2007
  • Postdoc, University of Edinburgh, UK, 2002 - 2003.
  • Postdoc, later Assistant Professor, TU Vienna, Austria, 2001-2002, 2003 - 2005
  • PhD student, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland, 1998 - 2001

Research output and awards:
  • Ca. 150 research papers; PVLDB (14x), Journal of the ACM (3x), ACM Transactions on Database Systems (5x), VLDB Journal (5x), Communications of the ACM (2x), Theoretical Computer Science (2x), Journal of Computer and System Sciences, ACM Computing Surveys, Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Functional Programming, ACM Queue; VLDB (22x), SIGMOD (18x), ICDE (11x), PODS (10x), CIDR (3x), ICDT (3x), LICS (2x), ICALP (2x), IJCAI, ICML, POPL, etc.
  • Best paper awards at PODS 2002, ICALP 2005, SIGMOD 2011, VLDB 2014, and GPCE 2017.
  • Best paper award runner-up, ICDE 2008; CIDR 2013 Outrageous Ideas and Vision Track
  • Google Research Award, 2009, and ERC Grant, 2011
  • PI of the EU FET Flagship Human Brain Project (ˇ 1 Billion Euros); stepped down after project was granted
  • PI of the Swiss National Center (NCCR) MARVEL in computational materials science (CHF 54 million over 12 years); stepped down in 2018
  • 13 PhD students graduated; three former postdocs. Seven alumni are now professors: Oxford (D. Olteanu, A. Shaikhha), Edinburgh (M. Nikolic), Johns Hopkins (Y. Ahmad), Regensburg (S. Scherzinger), SUNY Buffalo (O. Kennedy), Cornell University (I. Trummer)
  • 6927 citations, h-index 45 (Google Scholar, March 2019)

Academic service:
  • PC (co-)Chair of DBPL 2005, WebDB 2008, ICDE 2011, VLDB 2013 and PODS 2019.
  • Editor-in-chief, PVLDB, April 2012 { March 2013.
  • PC Vice Chair of ICDE 2008 (XML and Semistructured Data track) and ICDE 2009 (Approximation and uncertainty in databases and probabilistic databases track).

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