Prof. Stefano Ceri, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria Politecnico di Milano

                               V O R T R A G

Oesterreichisches Forschungsinstitut fuer Artificial Intelligence(OFAI) der OSGK
Freyung 6/6, A-1010 Wien
Tel: +43-1-5336112-17,  Fax: +43-1-5336112-77, Email:

Prof. Stefano Ceri
Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria 
Politecnico di Milano


Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is a technology for reading the DNA
that is changing biological research and will change medical practice;
thanks to the availability of millions of whole genome sequences,
genomic data management may soon become the biggest and most important
big data problem of mankind.
In this exciting framework, I will describe a new paradigm for raising
the level of abstraction in NGS data management, by introducing a 
genomic data model (GDM) which supports both genomic regions and
metadata, a genomic query language (GMQL) which provides  high-level
operations upon GDM, and by showing how GDM and GQL are supported by
GenData 2020, a cloud-based system for genomic data management.

Stefano Ceri is Professor of Database Systems at the Dipartimento di
Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB)of Politecnico di
Milano. He was visiting professor at the Computer Science Department of
Stanford University (1983-1990).
His research work covers about four decades (1976-2014) and has been
generally concerned with extending database technology in order to
incorporate new features: distribution, object-orientation, rules,
streaming data; with the advent of the Web, his research has been
targeted towards the engineering of Web-based applications and search
systems. In 2008 he has been awarded an advanced ERC Advanced Grant on
Search Computing. He is currently leading GenData 2020, a national
project focused on building query and analysis systems for genomic
data. He is the recipient of the ACM-SIGMOD "Edward T. Codd Innovation
Award"(2013), an ACM Fellow and member of the Academia Europaea.


Time: Tuesday, 13th October 2015, 6.30 p.m. sharp

Location:  Oesterreichisches Forschungsinstitut
fuer Artificial Intelligence, OFAI
Freyung 6, Stiege 6, 1010 Wien


Univ.-Prof. Ing. Dr. Robert Trappl