Alejandro Vaisman

I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I received a BA degree in Civil Engineering from  the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), and BA in Computer Science from the same university. I worked as a civil engineer in environmental projects from 1984 to 1994.  In 2001 I got my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Buenos Aires. My PhD thesis studied updates and time management in OLAP.  I have been teaching at the Computer Science Department at UBA, from 1987. I have been an invited professor at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid in 1997. In 1998 I joined the Systems Division  at the Universidad de Belgrano , Buenos Aires  (with a DBA position), where in 2001 I was appointed vice-dean of the School of Engineering and Information Technology.  In 2003 I joined the University of Toronto as a posdoctoral fellow, and lecturing the Data Management Systems course. After that, I returned to the University of Buenos Aires, lecturing the  courses on Fundamentals of Data Warehousing and Database Systems, and as Vice-Head of the Department of Computer Science. During 2006 I was visiting reearcher at the Computer Science Department of the University of Chile.  During 2008-2009 I was visiting researcher at the University  of Hasselt, working for the GeoPKDD project. I Chaired  the Masters Program in Data Mining at the University of Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales from  March 2005 to March 2010. In 2010 I was appointed Asociate Professor at the Univeridad de la RepĂșblica, Uruguay, at the Institute of Computing . I am currently on leave, working at the UniversitĂ© Libre de Bruxelles.

My research interests are: Semantic Web, OLAP and  Datawarehousing, Data Mining,  GIS  and Moving Objects databases,  XML databases.



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