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Mohamed F. Mokbel

IEEE Fellow, ACM Distinguished Member

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
4-192 KHKH Building
200 Union Street SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455

Office: 4-207 EE/CS Building
Phone: (612) 626-3025
Email: mokbel@umn.edu
Homepage: http://www.cs.umn.edu/~mokbel


Bio: Mohamed Mokbel (PhD, Purdue University, MS, BS, Alexandria University) is a Professor at the University of Minnesota. Prior roles while on leave/sabbatical from UMN include Chief Scientist of Qatar Computing Research Institute, Founding Technical Director of GIS Technology Innovation Center in Saudi Arabia, and multiple times Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research, USA. His research interests include database systems, spatial data, and GIS. His research work has been recognized by the NSF CAREER Award, VLDB 10-years Best Paper Award, and four conference Best Paper Awards. Mohamed is the past elected Chair of ACM SIGSPATIAL, current Editor-in-Chief for Springer Distributed and Parallel Databases Journal, and on the editorial board of ACM Books, ACM TODS, VLDB Journal, ACM TSAS, and GeoInformatica journals. He has served as PC Co-Chair for ACM SIGMOD, ACM SIGSPATIAL, and IEEE MDM. Mohamed is an IEEE Fellow and ACM Distinguished Scientist.