Ihab Ilyas is a Professor in the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. He received his PhD in computer science from Purdue University, West Lafayette. He holds BS and MS degrees in computer science from Alexandria University. His main research is in the area of database systems, with special interest in data quality, managing uncertain data, rank-aware query processing, and Information extraction. From 2011 to 2013 he has been on leave leading the Data Analytics Group at the Qatar Computing Research Institute. Ihab is a recipient of an Ontario Early Researcher Award, a Cheriton Faculty Fellowship, an NSERC Discovery Accelerator Award, and a Google Faculty Award. He is also an ACM Distinguished Scientist. Ihab is a co-founder of Tamr, a startup focusing on large-scale data integration and cleaning.