Prof. Tim Kraska, PhD, MScIS, MIT

Tim Kraska is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at Brown University. Currently, his research focuses building systems for interactive data exploration and transactional systems for modern hardware, especially the next generation of networks. Before joining Brown, Tim spent 3 years as a PostDoc in the AMPLab at UC Berkeley, where he worked on hybrid human-machine database systems and cloud-scale data management systems. Tim received his PhD from the ETH Zurich under the supervision of Donald Kossmann. He was awarded an NSF Career Award (2015), an Airforce Young Investigator award (2015), a Swiss National Science Foundation Prospective Researcher Fellowship (2010), a DAAD Scholarship (2006), a University of Sydney Master of Information Technology Scholarship for outstanding achievement (2005), the University of Sydney Siemens Prize (2005), two VLDB best demo awards (2015 and 2011), and an ICDE best paper award (2013), and very recently got selected as a 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Computer Science and received Brown's Early Career Research Achievement Award.