Biography of Professor John Mylopoulos
John Mylopoulos holds a PhD degree from Princeton University and is professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto and the University of Trento (Italy). His research interests span Artificial Intelligence (AI), Databases and Software Engineering, and include include semantic data models, requirements engineering, and knowledge
management. John is the recipient of the first-ever Outstanding Services Award given by the Canadian AI Society (CSCSI), a co-recipient of the most influential paper award of the 1994 International Conference on Software Engineering, a fellow of the American Association for AI (AAAI) and past president of the VLDB Endowment. He was recently named a ``Pioneer of Computing in Canada'' by IBM's Center for Advanced Studies.
John Mylopoulos has been principal investigator of both national and provincial Centres of Excellence. His current research is exploring new techniques for discovering mappings between data sources and designing databases. He is also involved in research on goal-oriented requirements engineering and the design of autonomic software systems. Along with colleagues from Dalhousie, Waterloo and Alberta universities, he is developing software to help elderly individuals overcome cognitive impairments such as memory loss and lack of initiative. His contributions to the international research community include service on the editorial board of numerous international journals and
organizing committees of international conferences. He is currently editor-in-chief of the Requirements Engineering journal (published by Springer Verlag) and served as program co-chair of the International Joint Conference of AI (1991), general chair of the Entity-Relationship Conference (1994), program chair of the IEEE International Symposium of Requirements Engineering (1997), program co-chair of the Semantic Web Conference (2003), and general chair of the Very Large Databases Conference (2004).
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