Joachim Hammer


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).