Maria E. Orlowska
Prof. Maria E. Orlowska is Professor of Information Systems in the School of Information
technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland, and is currently
the Head of the schools research division of Data & Knowledge Engineering.
Maria gained her PhD (Computer Science) in June 1981, from the Institute of Applied
Mathematics, Technical University of Warsaw, and was awarded the Polish Ministry
of Education Award for best thesis in the Computer Science area. She gained a DSc
(Computer Science) in July 2004 from The University of Queensland, Australia.
From March 2002 until 31 December 2004, Maria was a Board Member of the Australian
Research Council (ARC), and also acted on the Expert Advisory Committee for ARC
Mathematics, Information and Communication Sciences. In March 2003, Maria was made
a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.
Maria Orlowska's contributions to the Database Systems field appear in over 200
published research papers in peer reviewed international journals and conferences.
Twenty-five PhD students have successfully completed their studies under her supervision,
and to date she has served on the Program Committees of 134 international conferences,
while undertaking major conference roles like PC Chair, General Chair and so on
for 44 conferences. Since 2005 she is the convenor of ARC Research Network for Enterprise
Marias research covers a diverse range of considerations; from pure theoretical
and fundamental contributions to applied and experimental computing issues. Over
the past sixteen years, her research has impacted on a number of areas in the Information
Technology field, including: Relational Database Theory, Distributed Database Systems,
Integration of Database Systems into Multi-database Systems, Data Warehousing and
Data Mining and most recently Workflows Modelling and Enactment.