Dr. Ahmed K. Elmagarmid

Dr. Ahmed
Executive Director
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Research coordinator:  Reham Sayed (rsayed@qf.org.qa)

Computing has brought disruptive innovation to our daily lives - transforming the way we interact with each other, enabling new discoveries, accelerating development of global society. At QCRI we have created a vibrant research environment that facilitates this progression and that positions Qatar as a leader in advancing research and technology.

Research Focus at QCRI

Dr. Ahmed K. Elmagarmid is Qatar Foundation's inaugural executive director of Qatar Computing Research Institute.

Dr. Elmagarmid is also a member of the Data Analytics team where his research interests focus on the application of database technology and cyber infrastructure to a variety of societal problems.

Previous Experience

Before joining Qatar Foundation, Dr. Elmagarmid was director of both the Indiana Center for Database Systems and the Cyber Center at Purdue University’s Discovery Park and a professor of Computer Science at Purdue, where he had been actively involved in teaching and conducting research since 1985.

Dr. Elmagarmid also served as a chief scientist in HP’s Office of Strategy and Technology. He has worked with and consulted for Telcordia Technology, Bellcore, IBM,CSC, Harris, D. H. Brown and Associates, MCC, Bell Northern Research, Molecular Design Labs, SOGEI (Italy), Sidra Medical and Research Centre, and UniSql among others. Dr. Elmagarmid is an accomplished and well-published scientist, authoring six books and more than 180 papers, and has several active grants from state and federal government agencies and the industry.

Professional Experience

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • 1985-1988 Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • 1988-1993 Associate Professor of Computer Science, Purdue University
  • 1990-2009 Director of the Indiana Center for Database Systems
  • 1993-2010 Professor of Computer Science, Purdue University
  • 1999-2001 Director of the Indiana Telemedicine Incubator
  • 2005-2010 Director, Cyber Center

INDUSTRY POSITIONS

  • 1990-1991 Harris Corporation, Chief Architect
  • 1991-1992 Molecular Design Ltd. (Consultant)
  • 1991-1992 Computer Sciences Corp (Consultant)
  • 1993-1994 MCC (Consultant)
  • 1994-1995 UniSql Inc. (Advisor to the President)
  • 1994-1995 IBM (Consultant)
  • 1996-1998 Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) (Established a Data Quality Program for all the baby bells)
  • 1998-1999 Telcordia, Inc. Chief Scientist for Data Quality
  • 2001- 2003 Corporate Chief Scientist, Hewlett-Packard Company
  • 2006 Ministry of Finance, Italy (Consultant assigned to SOGEI)
  • 2006-2010 Qatar Foundation (advisor on research initiatives)
  • 2006-present Renaissance Science and Technology Institute, Founding Board Member
  • 2006-present Sidra Medical and Research Center (IT advisor)
  • 2006-present Colbell International, Inc, Director of the Scientific Advisory Board
  • 2007 Renaissance Ventures, Founding Member
  • 2008-present Chatterspike, Inc., Board Member (Business Intelligence)
  • 2009-present Enventix, Board Member (Environment-Gasification)

Professional Associations and Awards

AWARDS

  • Special Achievement Award University of Dayton Alumni Association, 1995
  • 1993: Ohio State University Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award, 1993
  • NSF Presidential Young Investigator by President Ronald Reagan, 1988
  • CIC Fellow, 2007
  • IEEE Fellow, 2010
  • ACM Fellow, 2012

MEMBERSHIPS

  • 1985: Member Sigma Xi
  • 1990/1991: IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), 1978-present
  • Gender Issues Forum, 4/2/2009-4/3/2009.
  • Industry Consultant: Bellcore, Harris, IBM, UniSql, MCC, MDL, CSC, Sente Corp, DHBrown
  • Participated in the Multicultural Diversity Forum, 3/31/2008-4/2/2008.
  • Participated in the Science Discovery and Diversity Pillars Town Hall, 4/9/2007.
  • Participated in Strategic Leadership for Diversity, Academic Leadership Forum.
  • Purdue University Senate
  • Science Advisory Committee for Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute
  • Served on the search committee for the Vice President of Information Technology
  • Senior Member of IEEE Computer Society, 1978-present
  • Special Interest Groups and Technical Committees: SIGMOD, SIGOPS, SIGSOFT, SIGMETRICS, TCDP, TCDBE

Education

  • Ph.D. Department of Computer & Information Science Ohio State University, 1985
  • M.S. Department of Computer & Information Science Ohio State University, 1981
  • B.S., Department of Computer Science University of Dayton, 1977

Selected Research

BOOKS

  • Elmagarmid, A.K. (Editor). Database Transaction Models for Advanced Applications.Published by Morgan Kauffman Press, Mar. 1992, 611 pages. (Not a collection of articles).
  • Bukhres, O.A. and Elmagarmid, A.K. (Editors). Object-Oriented Multidatabase Systems.Published by Prentice Hall Publishing, Aug. 1995, 712 pages. (Not a collection of articles.)
  • Elmagarmid, A.K., Jiang, H., Helal, A., Joshi, A., and M. Ahmed. Video Data Bases: Issues,Products and Applications. Kluwer Academic Press, March 1997.
  • Elmagarmid, A.K., Rusinkiewics, M., Sheth, A. Management of Heterogeneous and Autonomous Database Systems. Published by Morgan Kaufmann, Oct. 1998, 432 pages.
  • Bougettaya, A, Benatallah, B., and A.K., Elmagarmid. Interconnecting Heterogeneous Information Systems, Kluwer Academic Press, 1998.
  • McIver, William J. and Elmagarmid, A.K. Advances in Digital Government, Kluwer Academic Press, 2002.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Abonamah, A. and Elmagarmid, A.K., A Survey of Deadlock Detection Strategies in Distributed Database Systems, Advances in Distributed and Parallel Processing, Vol. 1,Applications, H.W. Tyrer Ablex publishing Corporation, August 1992.
  • Ahmed K. Elmagarmid, Yungho Leu, James G. Mullen, Omran A. Bukhres: Introduction to Advanced Transaction Models: Database Transaction Models for Advanced Applications, pp. 33-52, 1992.
  • Ahmed K. Elmagarmid, Eva Kuhn, Franz Puntigam: Multidatabase Transaction and Query Processing in Logic: Database Transaction Models for Advanced Applications, pp. 297-348, 1992.
  • Helal, A., Kim, Y., Nodine, N., Elmagarmid, A.K., and Heddaya. A. Transaction Optimization Techniques. Advanced Transaction Models and Architecture. Edited by Sushil Jajodia and Larry Kershberg, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Chapter 9: 237-255, August 1997.
  • Heddaya, A. Helal, A., and Elmagarmid, A.K. Recovery-Enhanced Reliability, Dependability and Performability. Recovery in Database Systems. Edited by V. Kumar and M. Hsu, Prentice-Hall, Chapter 4: 56-70, 1998.

REFERRED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  • Elmagarmid, A.K., Sheth, A.P., and Liu, M.T.: A Partially Distributed Deadlock Detection Algorithm. International Journal of Computer and Information Science, Vol. 14, pp. 307-329, Plenum Publishing Corp., 1985.
  • Elmagarmid, A.K., Fault-Tolerant Deadlock Detection in Distributed Database Systems. Journal of Computer Systems Science and Engineering, 2(1):16-28, Butterworth & Company Ltd Publishers, 1987.
  • Datta, A.K., Ghosh, S., Harms, D., and Elmagarmid, A.K. Deadlock Avoidance Mechanisms in Distributed Systems. Journal of Computer Systems Science & Engineering, Vol. 3:67-82, Butterworth & Co. Ltd. Publishers, 1988.
  • Ajoy Kuman Datta, Sukumar Ghosh, Muhundan Gopalan, Ahmed K. Elmagarmid: Pipelining and concurrency in graphics and image-processing applications. Journal of Computer Systems Science and Engineering, 3(3):107-116, 1988.
  • Elmagarmid, A.K., Sondararajan, N., and Liu, M.T. A Distributed Deadlock Detection and Resolution Algorithm and its Correctness Proof. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 14(10:1443-1452, IEEE Computer Society Press, 1988.

REFERRED CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  • Elmagarmid, A.K., Datta, A.K., and Liu, M.T. Distributed Deadlock Detection in Transaction-Processing Systems. Proceedings of the IEEE COMSAC' 84, pp.81-90. IEEE Computer Society Press. (A revised version shown in 11), 1984.
  • Elmagarmid, A.K. and Liu, M.T. Fault-Tolerant Deadlock Detection in Distributed Database Systems. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Fault-Tolerant Computing,pp. 240-245, IEEE Computer Society Press. (A revised version shown in 9), 1985.
  • Elmagarmid, A.K., Sheth, A.P., and Liu, M.T.: Deadlock Detection Algorithms in Distributed Database Systems. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, pp. 556-564, IEEE Computer Society Press, 1986.
  • Nagi, M.H., Helal, A.A., and Elmagarmid, A.K.: Optimistic vs. Pessimistic Concurrency Control Algorithms: A Comparative Study. Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing, pp. 131-138, IEEE Computer Society Press, 1986.
  • Tsai, W.C., Elmagarmid, A.K., and Hurson, A.R.: Deadlock Detection and Resolution in Distributed Databases. Proceedings of the IEEE INFOCOM Conference, pp. 77-85, IEEE Computer Society Press, 1987.

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