Wilhelm-Schickard-Institut für Informatik
Lehrstuhl für Datenbanksysteme
Sand 13 · 72076 Tübingen · Germany
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Torsten Grust is a professor of Computer Science at Universität Tübingen, Germany, where he leads the Database Systems research group since 2008. Prior to his move to Tübingen, Torsten has been a professor of Database Systems at TU München and TU Clausthal. Torsten received his Diploma (M.Sc.) in Computer Science in 1994 and his PhD degree in 1999 from Universität Konstanz. In 2000, Torsten was a visiting scientist with the IBM Silicon Valley Laboratories, San Jose, CA, USA.
Torsten performs research into the compilation, optimization, and evaluation of a variety of database languages. In this work, he often walks the fine line between database query and programming language technology. His group develops techniques that turn relational database systems into scalable processors also for non-relational query and programming languages. Torsten is at his happiest whenever he finds new evidence that database and programming language research can mutually benefit each other.
We host a reasonably complete list of publications of the group (including downloadable PDF copies). Additionally, here are Google Scholar's and DBLP's current views of my publication activity. Comments and feedback are most welcome.
Recent, Current & Upcoming Activities
SIGMOD 2014, EDBT 2014, ICDE 2014 (PC vice chair semi-structured and RDF data), FHPC 2013, DBPL 2013, VLDB 2013 (software demonstrations), SIGMOD 2013, EDBT 2013, BTW 2013, ICDE 2012, EDBT 2012, VLDB 2011, CIKM 2011 (group leader semi-structured data processing), ICDE 2011, EDBT 2011, BTW 2011, XSym 2010, CIKM 2010, VLDB 2010, EDBT 2010, ICDE 2010, DataX 2009, VLDB 2009, VLDB 2009 PhD Workshop, SIGMOD 2009, BTW 2009, ICDE 2009, CIKM 2008, DataX 2008, ADBIS 2008, EDBT 2008, EDBT 2008 PhD Workshop, ICDE 2008, VLDB 2007, CIKM 2007, SIGMOD 2006 Undergrad Scholar Awards, EXPDB 2006, CIKM 2006, XSym 2006, QLQP 2006, EDBT 2006 (workshop chair), EDBT 2006 PhD Workshop, ICDE 2006, CIKM 2005, DBPL 2005, WebDB meets IR (co-located with BTW 2005), BTW 2005, VLDB 2005, ICDE 2005, SIGMOD 2004, BTW 2003, VLDB 2002, EDBT 2000 (software demonstrations chair, proceedings editor)
||Full Professor (Database Systems), U Tübingen
||Professor (Database Systems), TU München
||Professor (Database and Information Systems), TU Clausthal
||Interim head of the Database and Information Systems group, TU Clausthal
||Habilitation in Computer Science, Tree-Aware Relational Database Systems,
||Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science,
||Visiting Scientist, IBM DB2 Everyplace Development,
IBM Silicon Valley Labs, San Jose, CA, USA
||Promotion (PhD) in Computer Science, Comprehending Queries, U Konstanz
||Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Computer and Information Science,
||Student of Computer Science, TU Clausthal
||I am married to Christina Lorenz and proud father of Jana and Erik
(born 10/02 and 11/05).