Welcome to Infosys Science foundation lecture by Professor Jayant Haritsa :"The Latent Power of Absurd Ideas aka Robust Query Processing"
The Infosys Science Foundation Lectures are delivered by winners and jurors of the Infosys Prize, across the country. These public talks are organized to popularize science and research and to inspire and motivate young minds to pursue science as a career.
Prof. Jayant Ramaswamy Haritsa is a senior professor at the Supercomputer Education and Research Centre and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Automation at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, India. Haritsa's work lies at the intersection of database systems and data mining, with a focus on query processing across a range of database systems.
A distinguished alumnus of IIT-Madras, Haritsa received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. He founded the Database Systems Lab at IISc in 1995 that has graduated over 80 post-graduate students.
His work has been recognized with a Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) in 1998, and Best Software Demonstration Awards at the VLDB conferences in 2010 and 2014. He received the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award and Distinguished Scientist of ACM award in 2009, and the ACCS CDAC Foundation Award in 2013. He is a Fellow of IEEE, Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Sciences, India.