May 27, 2010: Professor Isabel Cruz delivers keynote talk at the IV Alberto Mendelzon Workshop on Foundations of Data Management

Professor Isabel Cruz has delievered the keynote talk "Integrated Matching and Evaluation of Large Real-World Ontologies" at the IV Alberto Mendelzon Workshop on Foundations of Data Management, which took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 2010. This workshop honors Professor Alberto O. Mendelzon who was a an international leader in database theory.

Of all the keynote talks and invited lectures that Professor Cruz has delivered, this one is especially meaningful, as Alberto Mendelzon was her Ph.D. advisor. The other keynote talks were delivered by Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Yahoo! Research) and by Dr. Rakesh Agrawal (Microsoft Research).

Professor Mendelzon graduated from the University of Buenos Aires in 1973. He received a Ph.D. degree in 1979 from Princeton University, where his advisor was Professor Jeffrey D. Ullman. He was a post-doctoral fellow at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center before joining the University of Toronto in 1980. He was a prolific researcher, who published some 110 refereed articles in journals, conference proceedings and books. He was a member of the Royal Society of Canada. The ACM PODS Alberto O. Mendelzon Test-of-Time Award was established in 2007 and is awarded every year to a paper or a small number of papers published in the PODS proceedings ten years prior that had the most impact in terms of research, methodology, or transfer to practice over the intervening decade.

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