Computer Science

Amr El Abbadi


My research interests are in the fields of fault-tolerant distributed systems and databases. I have designed several protocols for highly available fault-tolerant systems and have also been involved in designing systems and database support for geographic information systems and collaborative environments. Recently, I have been especially interested in exploring efficient ways for retrieving data in a distributed library as well as content-based searching using multi-dimensional index structures. I am currently involved in several research projects including Alexandria for building a distributed digital library (not to be confused with the ancient library of Alexandria ), an NSF sponsered data summarization project Yangtze , and an NSF sponser project on leveraging advanced hardware for data stream managment Hardware.


Amr El Abbadi is a Professor of Computer Science Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prof. El Abbadi was Chair of the Computer Science Department at UCSB from 2007 to 2011. He has served as a journal editor for several database journals, including, currently, The VLDB Journal and IEEE Transactions on Computers. He has been Program Chair for multiple database and distributed systems conferences. He has served as a board member of the VLDB Endowment from 2002—2008, and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Technical Committee of Data Engineering (TCDE). He has published over 300 articles in databases and distributed systems.


2010 ACM Fellow
2012 AAAS Fellow


BE: Alexandria University, Egypt (1980)
PhD: Computer Science, Cornell University (1987)

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