Prof. Jayant Haritsa

Prof. Jayant Haritsa
Senior Professor, Department of Computational & Data Sciences, Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Haritsa’s work lies at the intersection of database systems and data mining, with a focus on query processing across a range of database systems. A distinguished alumnus of IIT-Madras, Haritsa received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. He founded the Database Systems Lab at IISc in 1995 that has graduated over 80 post-graduate students. His work has been recognized with a Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) in 1998, and Best Software Demonstration Awards at the VLDB conferences in 2010 and 2014. He received the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award and Distinguished Scientist of ACM award in 2009, and the ACCS CDAC Foundation Award in 2013. He is a Fellow of IEEE, Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Sciences, India.

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