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Tamer Özsu named fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science professor Tamer Özsu was recently named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). 

"Özsu has been called a world leader and pioneer in distributed data management – a field he contributed to and shaped since its early days," stated a media release issued by the RSC. "He has written the classical textbook that is widely referenced and translated into Chinese and Portuguese. He has also made pioneering contributions to the application of database technology to non-traditional data types such as images, video, graphs and web data."

The RSC elected 89 new fellows this year. The induction ceremony will take place on Friday, November 18 in Kingston, Ontario. The primary objective of the RSC is to promote learning and research in the arts, the humanities and the natural and social sciences.

Mark Giesbrecht, Director of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science shared his congratulations on the announcement. "We congratulate Tamer on this exceptional achievement for his deep and lasting contributions to Databases, and to Computer Science more broadly. We greatly appreciate his ongoing academic leadership in the Cheriton School of Computer Science."

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