Dr. Ashraf Aboulnaga is the Chief Scientist of the Qatar Computing Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University. His research is in the area of databases, with a current focus on cloud database systems and graph analytics. Dr. Aboulnaga obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and B.S. and M.S. degrees from Alexandria University, all in computer science. Prior to joining QCRI, he was an associate professor at the University of Waterloo. Before Waterloo, he was a Research Staff Member at the IBM Almaden Research Center. Dr. Aboulnaga has received a Google Research Award, the Ontario Early Researcher Award, and Best Paper Awards at the VLDB 2011 and SoCC 2015 conferences. He has served on numerous program committees of major conferences and the editorial boards of top database journals. He is an IEEE Senior Member and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.
Qatar Computing Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University2021 – Present
Qatar Computing Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University2019 – 2021
Qatar Computing Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University2015 – 2018
Qatar Computing Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University2013 – 2015
Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo2009 – 2015
Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo2004 – 2009
Almaden Research Center, IBM2002 – 2004
University of Wisconsin - Madison2002
University of Wisconsin - Madison1999
Alexandria University, Egypt1996
Alexandria University, Egypt,1993
Ghadeer Abuoda, Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, and Ashraf Aboulnaga, "Accelerating Entity Lookups in Knowledge Graphs Through Embeddings." IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2022.
Yifei Yang, Matt Youill, Matthew E. Woicik, Yizhou Liu, Xiangyao Yu, Marco Serafini, Ashraf Aboulnaga, and Michael Stonebraker, "FlexPushdownDB: Hybrid Pushdown and Caching in a Cloud DBMS." Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), 2021.
Junjay Tan, Thanaa Ghanem, Matthew Perron, Xiangyao Yu, Michael Stonebraker, David J. DeWitt, Marco Serafini, Ashraf Aboulnaga, and Tim Kraska, "Choosing a Cloud DBMS: Architectures and Tradeoffs." Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), 2019.
Rebecca Taft, Nosayba El-Sayed, Marco Serafini, Yu Lu, Ashraf Aboulnaga, Michael Stonebraker, Ricardo Mayerhofer, and Francisco Andrade, "P-Store: An Elastic Database System with Predictive Provisioning."" ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data, 2018.