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25th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture Series - Prof. Christian S. JensenProf. Christian S. Jensen from the Aalborg University visited the Department and delivered a Distinguished Lecture on “Keyword-Based Spatial Web Querying” on 24 April 2014. Prof. Jensen shared an account of a quest for spatial web querying functionality that was easy to use, that was relevant to users, and that could be supported efficiently; based on recent and ongoing work by the Prof. Jensen and his colleagues. The talk illustrated different kinds of functionality and the ideas underlying their definition, and it described briefly techniques that were capable of supporting the functionality. The talk was well received by the audiences. After the lecture, Prof. Jensen also discussed his research expertise and shared his experience with our research postgraduate students and faculty members.
Christian S. Jensen is a Professor of Computer Science at Aalborg University, Denmark, and he was previously with Aarhus University for three years and spent a 1-year sabbatical at Google Inc., Mountain View. His research concerns data management and data-intensive systems, and its focus is on temporal and spatio-temporal data management. Christian is an ACM and an IEEE fellow, and he is a member of Academia Europaea, the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, and the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences. He has received several national and international awards for his research. He is an Editor-in-Chief of The VLDB Journal and will take over as Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Database Systems in June.