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Dr. C. Mohan IBM Fellow and IBM India Chief Scientist , IBM India
Date & Time: November 1, 2007 16:00
Venue: Kanwal Rekhi Bldg Conference Room
Speaker Profile:
Dr. C. Mohan joined IBM Almaden Research Center (San Jose, California) in 1981 where he worked until May 2006 on a number of topics in the areas of database, workflow and transaction management. From June 2006, he has been working as the IBM India Chief Scientist, based in Bangalore, with responsibilities that relate to serving as the executive technical leader of IBM India within and outside IBM. Mohan is the primary inventor of the ARIES family of recovery and concurrency control methods, and the industry-standard Presumed Abort commit protocol. He was named an IBM Fellow, IBM's highest technical position, in 1997 for being recognized worldwide as a leading innovator in transaction management. He received the 1996 ACM SIGMOD Innovations Award in recognition of his innovative contributions to the development and use of database systems. In late 2002, he was named an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. At the 1999 International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, he was honored with the 10 Year Best Paper Award for the widespread commercial and research impact of his ARIES work which has been widely covered in textbooks and university courses. From IBM, he has received 2 Corporate and 8 Outstanding Innovation/Technical Achievement Awards. He is an inventor on 34 patents and was named an IBM Master Inventor in 1997. Mohan works very closely with numerous IBM product groups and his research results are implemented in numerous IBM and non-IBM prototypes and products like DB2, MQSeries, Informix, Cloudscape, Lotus Domino/Notes, Microsoft SQLServer and S/390 Parallel Sysplex. He has been an editor of VLDB Journal, and Distributed and Parallel Databases. Currently, he is a Steering Council member of IBM's Software Group Architecture Board, Steering Committee member of IBM's Asset Architecture Board and a member of IBM's Research Management Council (RMC), Technical Leadership Team (TLT) and Information Management Architecture Board, and a member of IBM India's Senior Leadership Team. Mohan received his PhD in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981. In 2003, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Madras from which he received a B.Tech. in chemical engineering in 1977. He is a frequent speaker in North America, Western Europe and India, and has given talks in 35 countries. More information can be found in his home page at http://www.almaden.ibm.com/u/ mohan/
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