Ihab Ilyas, a professor with the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science has been named an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Distinguished Scientist.
"The award is well deserved recognition of Ihab's excellent research contributions in database technology, in particular rank-aware query processing, uncertain data management, and data cleaning," said director Mark Giesbrecht and fellow ACM Distinguished Scientist, in an e-mail to members of the school.
Professor Ilyas's research interests are in area of database systems, with special interest in top-k and rank-aware query processing, managing uncertain and probabilistic databases, self-managing databases, indexing techniques, and spatial databases. Professor Ilyas's research is systems-oriented with an emphasis on prototype development and experimentation.
The ACM Distinguished Scientist award recognizes ACM members with at least 15 years of professional experience (including some education experience) and five years of continuous professional membership who have achieved significant accomplishments or have made a significant impact on the computing field.