Gerhard Weikum#


Gerhard Weikum
Email:weikum 'at' mpi-inf.mpg.de
Membership Number:3131
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:INFORMATICS
Username:gweikum
Elected:2011
Homepage:http://www.mpi-inf.mpg.de/~weikum



Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2003 Director and Scientific Member at Max-Planck Institute for Informatics
  • 1994 - 2003 Professor at Saarland University in Saarbruecken
  • 1990 - 1994 Professor at ETH Zurich
  • 1989 - 1990 ETH Zurich Zurich
  • 1988 - 1989 MCC in Austin
  • 1987 Research Associate and Postdoc at TU Darmstadt
  • 1986 doctoral dissertation at TU Darmstadt

Fields of Scholarship
  • Distributed information systems
  • Database performance optimization (automatic tuning) and self-organization (autonomic computing)
  • DB & IR integration (database systems & information retrieval)
  • Information extraction and knowledge harvesting

Honours and Awards
  • ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award
  • Google Focused Research Award
  • Fellow of the German Computer Society (GI)
  • Member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)\
  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • ACM Fellow 2005
  • CIDR 2005 Timeless Idea Award
  • VLDB 10-Year Award 2002
  • Best Paper Awards at ACM Conferences CIKM 2010, CIKM 2006, SIGMOD 1998 (with co-authors)
  • Best Demo Award at WWW 2011 (with co-authors)


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