Extended Biographical Sketch

Dr. Larry Kerschberg is a Professor of Computer Science in the Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE) at George Mason University.

Dr. Kerschberg is Director of the MS in Information Systems Program within the CS Department.

He is also a Faculty Representative to the George Mason University Board of Visitors.

Dr. Kerschberg chaired the Department of Information and Software Engineering from 1989 to 1997. The ISE Department merged with Computer Science on January 1, 2008.

He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.Sc. degree, with honors, in Engineering Science from Case Institute of Technology.á

He is a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and in 1998 he spent ten weeks at Kyoto University, working with the late Professor Yahiko Kambayashi.á

Dr. Kerschberg's research focuses on semantic mediation, agent-based systems, knowledge management for e-business, and data mining and knowledge discovery in databases. Dr. Kerschberg serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Intelligent Information Systems. He served as General Chair of the 1993 ACM SIGMOD Conference held in Washington, D.C. Dr. Kerschberg organized and has served as Program Chairman of both the First and Second International Conferences on Expert Database Systems. He served as Program Chair for the Scientific and Statistical Database Management Conference, held at George Mason University, July 18-20, 2001.

From 1970 to 1976, Dr. Kerschberg taught at the Departamento de Informatica at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ), where he co-created, with Joao Pacheco, the Functional Data Model. He has also held positions at the University of Maryland, College Park, Bell Laboratories, the University of South Carolina, and George Mason University.

In 1994, Kerschberg led the Computer and Information Science team, consisting of D. MenascÚ, H. Gomaa and J. Yoon, in the NASA Independent Architecture Study for the Earth Observing and Data Information System (EOSDIS). The GMU Study proposed a performance-oriented federated approach to this data-intensive system; NASA has funded the development of such a federated approach. His paper with MenascÚ and Gomaa received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on the Engineering of Complex Systems in November 1995.

He has recently published an edited book, The Functional Approach to Data Management, which is based on the Functional Data Model that Kerschberg co-created with Joao Pacheco.

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