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
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
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,
served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the
Association of Computing Machinery
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
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.
Current Projects Directed and Related Publications:
- Smart City and Urban Computing
- Computational Neuroscience
Completed Projects and Related Publications:
- IGERT: Computational Transportation Science
- Mobile Peer-to-Peer computing (Mobi-Dik)
- Moving Objects
- Semantic Multicast:
Intelligently Sharing Collaborative Sessions.
cs.uic dot edu