Prof. Christian S. Jensen, Aalborg University


Christian S. Jensen is an Obel Professor of Computer Science at Aalborg University, Denmark. He was a Professor at Aarhus University for a 3-year period from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that, he was a Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark. During the 1990s, he spent four sabbaticals at University of Arizona, and he recently spent a one-year sabbatical at Google Inc., Mountain View. He received the Ph.D. degree from Aalborg University in 1991 after 2 1/2 years of study at University of Maryland, and he received the Dr.Techn. degree from Aalborg University in 2000.

His research concerns data management and data-intensive systems, and it concerns primarily temporal and spatio-temporal data management.

He is an ACM and an IEEE fellow, and he is a member of the Academia Europaea, the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences, and the EDBT Endowment, as well as a trustee emeritus of the VLDB Endowment. He received the Ib Henriksen Research Award 2001 for his research in mainly temporal data management, Telenor’s Nordic Research Award 2002 for his research in mobile services, and the Villum Kann Rasmussen Award for Technical and Scientific Research 2011 for his general research contributions.

He is an Editor-in-Chief of The VLDB Journal, an area editor (temporal databases) for the Encyclopedia of Database Systems, and he will become Editor-in-Chief of ACM TODS in June 2014. He has served on the editorial boards of ACM TODS, IEEE TKDE, and the IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin. He was PC chair or co-chair for SSTD 2001, EDBT 2002, VLDB 2005, MobiDE 2006, MDM 2007, DMSN 2008, TIME 2008, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2011, AP Web 2012, IEEE ICDE 2013, and DASFAA 2014.

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