Phokion G. Kolaitis

Professor, UC Santa Cruz and IBM Research - Almaden
Phokion Kolaitis is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at UC Santa Cruz and a Principal Research Staff Member of the Computer Science Principles and Methodologies Department (a.k.a. the Theory Group) at the IBM Almaden Research Center. His research interests include principles of database systems, logic in computer science, and computational complexity. Kolaitis is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a Foreign Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, and the recipient of a 1993 Guggenheim Fellowship. He is also the recipient of two IBM Research Division Outstanding Innovation Awards, an IBM Research Division Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, a co-winner of both the 2008 and the 2014 ACM PODS Alberto O. Mendelzon Test-of-Time Award, and a co-winner of the 2013 International Conference on Database Theory Test-of-Time Award. In 2014, Kolaitis was awarded an Honorary Doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) from the University of Athens, Greece.

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