CSH Talk by Sherif Sakr: “Big RDF Processing Systems”

Sep 13, 2017 | 11:0012:30

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Join us for a lecture by Sherif Sakr from King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (Saudi Arabia) on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at 11:00 am at the Hub in Room 101.

“Big RDF Processing Systems”


Recently, several systems have been introduced for exploiting emerging technologies for processing big linked data including HadoopRDF, PigSPARQL, CliqueSquare, S2RDF, SparkRDF, and S2X (SPARQL on Spark with GraphX). The aim of this lecture is to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art of the new generation of big data processing systems and their applications to linked data domains. In addition, Sherif will highlight a set of current open research challenges and discuss some promising directions for future research and development.


About Sherif Sakr

Professor Sherif Sakr is currently a Professor of Computer Science at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. He is also affiliated with The School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia) and Data61/CSIRO (formerly NICTA). He received his PhD degree in Computer and Information Science from Konstanz University, Germany, in 2007. He received his BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science from the Information Systems department at the Faculty of Computers and Information in Cairo University, Egypt, in 2000 and 2003 respectively.


In 2008 and 2009, Sherif held an adjunct lecturer positions at the Department of Computing of Macquarie University, Australia. Sherif held visiting researcher/professor appointments in international reputable institutes including Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA (2011), Nokia Bell Labs, Ireland – Formerly Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (2012), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (2015), University of Zurich, Switzerland (2016), and Technical University of Dresden, Germany (2016).


In 2013, Sherif has been awarded the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate. Prof. Sakr is an IEEE Senior Member and an IEEE Distinguished Speaker. For more information please visit his website.


Sep 13, 2017


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