Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Theobald has been appointed as a Professor of Computer Science with a focus on “Big Data” by the University of Luxembourg, at the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM), in 2017. He previously held positions as a Professor and Co-Director of the Institute for Databases and Information Systems (DBIS) at the University of Ulm, and as a Professor in the Advanced Database Research and Modeling (ADReM) group at the University of Antwerp. He obtained a doctoral degree from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken in 2006 and subsequently spent two years as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Stanford University “Infolab”. Between 2008-2012, Martin led the research group for “Ranking and Uncertain Data Management” at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics.
Martin currently is head of the “Big Data” research group at the University of Luxembourg. He has served as PC member, reviewer and organizer for more than 100 international conferences, workshops and journals, including SIGMOD, SIGKDD, SIGIR, VLDB, ICDE, CIKM, WSDM, TKDE, TODS, and many others. He has been an Area Editor for Elsevier’s “Information Systems” between 2013-2018, and for PVLDB between 2020-2021.
Awards & Honors
• Teaching Award by the University of Luxembourg, 2020
• Google Focused Research Award (together with R. Gemulla and G. Weikum), 2010