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Hosagrahar Jagadish, Ph.D.
NCIBI Senior Scientific Director
NCIBI Core 1 Director
Bernard A Galler Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr. Jagadish obtained his Ph. D. from Stanford in 1985, and worked many years for AT&T, where he eventually headed the database department. He arrived at the University of Michigan in the fall of 1999, after a brief detour through the University of Illinois. He spent the 2004-2005 academic year as the Shaw Distinguished Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore. He is currently the Bernard A Galler Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Dr. Jagadish’s current research is centered around how to make database systems more usable, particularly when the data involved comes from multiple heterogeneous sources and has undergone many manipulations. He is researching topics such as data modeling, schema design, schema summarization, form generation, and natural language querying. He recently gave a keynote speech at SIGMOD on database usability. In particular, he is interested in databases in the context of the internet and data management for biomedicine.
Dr. Jagadish’s team constructed the Michigan Molecular Interactions Database (MiMI). Dr. Jagadish recently co-organized a workshop on data management issues for (molecular and cell) biology. Associated with this, he guest edited a special issue, devoted to data management for biology, of the OMICS journal on integrative biology. He was (co-)Program Chair for the ISMB Conference 2005.
Dr. Jagadish is a Fellow of the ACM, a member of the CRA Board, and Editor in Chief of the Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment.