Klaus R. Dittrich
Klaus R. Dittrich is
a professor und director at the Department of Informatics at the University of Zurich,
Switzerland, and heads the database technology research group at this place. His
main areas of interest include architectural issues in database management systems
and their environment, system integration issues and advanced DBMS functionality.
From the mid-eighties, he has been an early researcher and propagator of bringing
object technology to databases, and a coauthor of the "The
Object-Oriented Database System Manifesto".
He has lectured and published widely and has been a visiting scholar at places like
IBM Research, HP Labs, Boeing and the universities of Stanford, Milano, Aalborg
und Nice-Sophia Antipolis. He has been engaged in various national and international
cooperation projects and regularly consults with industries and government agencies.
Among other professional activities, he is the former president of SI (Swiss Informatics
Society), board member of ICTswitzerland and since recently co-editor-in-chief of
the "Very Large Data Base Journal", the leading scientific journal in its area.
Dittrich's doctoral degree is from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.