Dr. Joachim Hammer is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information
Science and Engineering at the University of Florida where he also serves as the
interim director of the database research and development center.
Dr. Hammer received his B.S. degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
from the University of Rochester in 1988, and his MS. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer
Science from the University of Southern California in 1991 and 1994, respectively.
Prior to joining the University of Florida, Dr. Hammer was a Research Scientist
in the database group in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University.
Prof. Hammer's teaching and research expertise span the areas of data and knowledge
management, information integration, data transformation, data warehousing, and
XML. He is well known for his scientific contributions in semantic integration,
materialized view maintenance, and data warehouse configuration. During the academic
year 2004/2005, Dr. Hammer was a visiting professor in the Center for Computing
Technologies (TZI) at the University of Bremen in Germany, working on the development
of a distributed knowledge management system for agent-based logistics applications.
Dr. Hammer's research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation
(NSF), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Department of
Defense, and various industrial sponsors. His papers have appeared in many highly
recognized Computer Science conferences and journals. Since 2006 Dr. Hammer is editor-in-chief
of SIGMOD's Digital Symposium Collection (DiSC).