Ken Salem joined the University of Waterloo in 1994, in what was then the Department of Computer Science. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1989 and spent several years at the University of Maryland before moving to Waterloo. He has also held visiting research positions at IBM’s Almaden Research Center, HP Laboratories in Palo Alto, and most recently with Amazon Web Services.
Ken’s research interests include database management, storage systems, and cloud computing. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, and his work has led to best paper awards at the International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) in 2011 and the ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC) in 2015, and the influential paper award at the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) in 2007.
Personal Web Page: https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/~kmsalem/