Ouri E. Wolfson

Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Chicago

Biographical sketch:

Ouri Wolfson's main research interests are in database systems, distributed systems, and mobile/pervasive computing. He received his B.A. degree in mathematics, and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. He is currently the Richard and Loan Hill Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He is the founder of Mobitrac, a high-tech startup that was acquired by Fluensee Co. in 2006; and the founder and president of Pirouette Software Inc. which specializes in mobile data management. He served as a consultant to Argonne National Laboratory, US Army Research Laboratories, DARPA, and NASA. Before joining the University of Illinois he has been on the computer science faculty at the Technion and Columbia University, and a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories.

Ouri Wolfson authored over 200 publications, and holds seven patents. He is a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a University of Illinois Scholar for 2009. He co-authored six award winning papers, and served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the Association of Computing Machinery during 2001-2003. Wolfson was the keynote and distinguished speaker at leading conferences and universities, e.g., the 2012 International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM), and Peking University (2012).

Ouri Wolfson serves on the editorial boards of several journals, and chaired leading conferences. Most recently he was the general chair of the 17th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM GIS 2009) , and the general co-chair of the 2013 Mobile Data Management (MDM) conference. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), NATO, US Army, NASA, the New York State Science and Technology Foundation, Hughes Research Laboratories, Informix, Accenture, and Hitachi Co. During 2006-2015 he served as the Principal Investigator on a $3.1M NSF grant to establish a Ph.D. program in the new discipline of Computational Transportation Science.

Full Curriculum Vitae

Current Projects Directed and Related Publications:

  1. Smart City and Urban Computing
  2. Computational Neuroscience

Completed Projects and Related Publications:

  1. IGERT: Computational Transportation Science .
  2. Mobile Peer-to-Peer computing (Mobi-Dik) .
  3. Moving Objects Databases (DOMINO).
  4. Active Databases.
  5. Adaptive Replication.
  6. Semantic Multicast: Intelligently Sharing Collaborative Sessions.

List of Publications

wolfson at cs.uic dot edu