M. Tamer Özsu is a Professor of Computer Science and University Research Chair at
the University of Waterloo.
He holds a Ph.D. (1983) and an MS (1981) in Computer and Information Science from
The Ohio State University (1983) and a B.S. (1974) and M.S. (1978) in Industrial
Engineering from the Middle East Technical University (1974).
He is currently a University Research Chair and has held a Faculty Research Fellowship
at the University of Waterloo (2000 - 2003), and a McCalla Research Professorship
(1993-1994) at the University of Alberta where he held faculty position between
1984 and 2000. He has held visiting positions at GTE Laboratories (USA), INRIA Rocquencourt
(France), GMD-IPSI (Germany), University of Jyväskylä (Finland), Technical University
of Darmstadt (Germany), University of Udine (Italy), University of Milano (Italy),
and National University of Singapore.
He serves on the editorial boards of ACM Computing Surveys, Distributed and Parallel
Databases Journal, World Wide Web Journal, Information Technology and Management,
and Springer Book Series on Advanced Information & Knowledge Processing.
Previously he was the Coordinating Editor-in-Chief of The VLDB Journal (1997-2005)
and was on the Editorial Board of Encyclopedia of Database Technology and Applications
He is the co-author of the book Principles of Distributed Database Systems, which
is now in its second edition (Prentice Hall).
He is also a member of Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Publications
He is a member of ACM, Sigma Xi, and a senior member of IEEE.