Prof. Dr. Ziawasch Abedjan
Professor
Address
FG Datenbanken und Informationssysteme
Institut für Praktische Informatik
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Am Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
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Room
Prof. Dr. Ziawasch Abedjan
Professor
Address
FG Datenbanken und Informationssysteme
Institut für Praktische Informatik
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Am Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Building
Room

CV

  • Work Experience

    since 2021

    Visiting Academic at Amazon

    since  2020
    Chair of the Databases and Information Systems Group, Leibniz Universität Hannover

    2016 - 2020
    Juniorprofessor
    Big Data Management Group (BigDaMa), TU Berlin

    2014 - 2016
    Postdoc at MIT

    2013 - 2013
    Research Associate at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI)

    2010 - 2014
    PhD Student at HPI

  • Education

    2010 - 2014

    Dr. rer. nat. from Hasso Plattner Institute Potsdam (Universität Potsdam)

    2008 - 2010

    MSc from Hasso Plattner Institute Potsdam (Universität Potsdam)

    2005 - 2008

    BSc from Hasso Plattner Institute Potsdam (Universität Potsdam)

  • Awards
    • SIGMOD 2019 Reproducibility Award for "Raha: A Configuration-free Error Detection System", with Mohammad Mahdavi, Ziawasch Abedjan, Raul C-Fernandez, Sam Madden, Mourad Ouzzani, Michael Stonebraker, Nan Tang
    • GI Juniorfellow 2019
    • Erster Preis des GI Data Science Challenges, BTW 2019, "Explanation of Air Pollution Using External Data Sources." with Mahdi Esmailoghli, Sergey Redyuk, Ricardo Martinez, Ariane Ziehn, Ziawasch Abedjan, Tilmann Rabl, Volker Markl
    • Best Demo Award, SIGMOD 2015:"DataXFormer:An Interactive Data Transformation Tool" with John Morcos, Ihab Ilyas, Mourad Ouzzani, Paolo Papotti, and Michael Stonebraker
    • Best Dissertation Award 2013/2014, University of Potsdam, Germany (Preis der Universitaetsgesellschaft Potsdam e.V.)
    • Best Student Paper Award, CIKM 2014: "DFD: Efficient Discovery of Functional Dependencies" with Patrick Schulze and Felix Naumann
    • Best Workshop Paper Award, Know@LOD 2014: "Amending RDF Entities with new Facts", with Felix Naumann
    • Scholarship of the HPI Research School
  • Memberships and Service
    • Member of ACM and GI
    • Member of L3S
    • Member of BIFOLD
    • SIGMOD 2019 proceedings chair
    • VLDB PhD Workshop co-chair
    • CIDR 2017 publicity chair, CIDR 2019/2020/2021 website chair
    • Program Committee:
      • SIGMOD 2016 (Demo), 2018, 2019 (Demo), 2020
      • ICDE 2018 (Poster), 2019, 2020, 2021
      • PVLDB 2018, 2020, 2021
      • CIKM 2019, 2020 (Senior member)
      • EDBT 2017, 2019 (Research and Demo)
      • WWW PhD Symposium 2016
      • DesWeb 2015
      • BTW 2019, 2021
      • CIDR 2019 
    • Reviewing Activity:
      • Journal of Data and Information Quality
      • Information Systems Journal
      • ACM Transactions on the Web
      • ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery in Data
      • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
      • VLDBJ

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    RESEARCH FOCUS

    Research: Ziawasch Abedjan's research is focus on scalable methods for preparation and analysis of large heterogeneous data sources. In particular he is interested in novel algorithms and systems for automated data preparation, extraction, and cleaning as a prerequisite for data science workflows. 

    Teaching: Ziawasch Abedjan teaches the foundational courses "Data Structures and Algorithms" and "Introduction to Databases". Additionally he offers seminars and lectures for advanced topics surrounding database systems and data science technologies.