Head of the Research Department Intelligent Analytics for Massive Data

Prof. Dr. Volker Markl

  • Address (Berlin)
    DFKI Labor Berlin - Hauptgebäude
    Alt-Moabit 91c
    D-10559 Berlin

Prof. Dr. Volker Markl

Publications

Ahmet Kerem Aksoy, Pavel Dushev, Eleni Tzirita Zacharatou, Holmer Hemsen, Marcela Charfuelan Oliva, Jorge Arnulfo Quiane Ruiz, Begüm Demir, Volker Markl

In: Fatma Ozcan, Juliana Freire, Xuemin Li (editor). Proceedings of the 48th International Conference on Very Large Databases. International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB-2022) September 5-9 Sydney Australia Demonstrations Pages 3646-3649 15 12 VLDB Endowment Inc 8/2022.

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Behrouz Derakhshan, Alireza Rezaei Mahdiraji, Zoi Kaoudi, Tilmann Rabl, Volker Markl

In: SIGMOD '22: Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Management of Data. ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD) June 12-17 Philadelphia United States The ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data 2022.

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Sebastian Baunsgaard, Matthias Boehm, Ankit Chaudhary, Behrouz Derakhshan, Stefan Geißelsöder, Philipp Grulich, Michael Hildebrand, Kevin Innerebner, Volker Markl, Claus Neubauer, Sarah Osterburg, Olga Ovcharenko, Sergey Redyuk, Tobias Rieger, Alireza Rezaei Mahdiraji, Sebastian Benjamin Wrede, Steffen Zeuch

In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD/PODS) SIGMOD/PODS '21: Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Management of Data. ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD-2021) Pages 2450-2463 ISBN 978-145038343-1 ACM New York, NY 2021.

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Profile

Volker Markl is both Chief Scientist and Head of the Intelligent Analytics for Massive Data Research Department at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). In addition, Dr. Markl is the director of the Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data (BIFOLD), which was founded through the merger of the Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC) and the Berlin Center for Machine Learning (BZML). At the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) he is Full Professor and Chair of the Database Systems and Information Management Group (DIMA).

His current research interests include novel hardware architectures for information management, scalable processing and optimization of declarative data analysis programs, data infrastructures, end-to-end machine learning, information marketplaces, technological enablers for responsible data management, and scalable data science, including graph mining, text mining, and machine learning.

  • Since 2020 Director of the Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data (BIFOLD)
  • 2018 – 2020  Co-Director of the Berlin Machine Learning Center (BZML)
  • Since 2018  Chief Scientist at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
  • Since 2014  Head of the Intelligent Analytics for Massive Data Research Department at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
  • 2014 – 2020  Director of the Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC)
  • Since 2008  Full Professor and Chair of the Database Systems and Information Management (DIMA) Group at the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)
  • 2001 – 2008  Project Leader at the IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California, USA
  • 1997 – 2000  Research Group Leader at FORWISS, the Bavarian Research Center for Knowledge-based Systems, Munich, Germany

 

Entrepreneurial Activities (extract)

2014 – 2018 (exit)  Co-founder and Advisor, data Artisans, Berlin, Germany (Acquired by Alibaba)
2010 – 2016 (exit)  Advisor, Parstream, Cologne, Germany, 2010 – 2016 (Acquired by Cisco)

Professional Memberships (extract)

  • Elected President of the VLDB Endowment Inc. (VLDB / 2018 – 2021)
  • Co-lead, Technical Enablers and Data Science Working Group of the German Platform for Artificial Intelligence („Plattform Lernende Systeme“), 2018, acatech – DEUTSCHE AKADEMIE DER TECHNIKWISSENSCHAFTEN
  • Founding Member of the Big Data Value Association/Big Data Value PPP

Honors and Awards (extract)

  • ICDE 2021 Best Paper Award
  • BTW 2021 Best Paper Award
  • ACM SIGMOD 2020 Best Paper Award
  • EDBT Best Paper Award, 2019
  • 1st place in the BTW 2019 Data Science Challenge
  • EDBT Best Demonstration Award, 2019
  • ACM SIGMOD 2016 Research Highlight Award
  • Germany’s “Leading Digital Mind” (“Digitale Köpfe”) Award (2014)
  • VLDB Best Paper Award (2014)
  • Innovation Supporter Award, TU Berlin (2012)
  • Status-only Professorship Appointment, University of Toronto (2012)
  • Hewlett Packard Open Innovation Award (2009 + 2010)
  • Pat Goldberg Best Paper Award, IBM (2006)
  • Best Mentor Award, IBM (2005)
  • Outstanding Technological Achievement Award, IBM (2005)

Publications

207 publications (Citation h-index: 44) and 33 Keynote Lectures

  • BTW 2021 Best Paper Award for the Paper “Fast CSV Loading Using GPUs and RDMA for In-Memory Data Processing”
  • ICDE 2021 Best Paper Award for the Paper “Efficient Control Flow in Dataflow Systems: When Ease-of-Use Meets High Performance”
  • EDBT SIGMOD 2020 Best Paper Award for the Paper “Pump up the Volume: Processing Large Data on GPUs with Fast Interconnects”
  • EDBT 2020 Best Paper Award for the Paper “Pump up the Volume: Processing Large Data on GPUs with Fast Interconnects”
  • EDBT 2019 Best Paper Award for the Paper “Efficient Window Aggregation with General Stream Slicing”
  • 1st Place in the BTW 2019 Data Science Challenge
  • Co-lead, Technical Enablers and Data Science Working Group of the German Platform for Artificial Intelligence (“Plattform Lernende Systeme”), 2018.
  • ACM SIGMOD 2016 Research Highlight Award
  • EDBT 2017 Best Demonstration Award
  • Mitglied der Expertenkommission “Zentrum Digitalisierung Bayern“, 2015.
  • Germany’s Leading Digital Minds (“Digitale Köpfe”) Award, 2014.
  • VLDB Best Paper Award, 2014.
  • Innovation Supporter Award, TU Berlin, 2012.
  • Status-only Professorship Appointment, University of Toronto, 2012 - 2018.
  • IBM Faculty Award, 2012.
  • IBM Shared University Grant Award, 2012.
  • Trusted Cloud Award, German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, 2011.
  • IBM Center of Advanced Studies Award 2010, 2011, 2012.
  • Hewlett Packard Open Innovation Award, 2009, 2010.
  • IBM Shared University Grant Award, 2008.
  • Pat Goldberg Best Paper Award, IBM, 2006.
  • Outstanding Technological Achievement Award, IBM, 2005.
  • Best Mentor Award, IBM, 2005.
  • Seventeen Invention Achievement Awards, IBM, 2001 – 2006.
  • Four Invention-Plateau Awards, IBM, 2001 – 2006.
  • IST Prize for TransBase HyperCube, European Commission and EUROCASE, 2001.
  • Outstanding Computer Science Dissertation, German Computer Society (GI), 2000.
  • Siemens Nixdorf Förderkreis, Siemens AG, 1992-1995.
  • Elected Trustee of the VLDB Endowment
  • Elected Secretary of the VLDB Endowment
  • Elected President of the VLDB Endowment
  • Founding Member of the Big Data Value Association/Big Data Value PPP

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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz