Dr. Sherif Sakr is a Senior Researcher in the Software Systems Research Group at National ICT Australia (NICTA), ATP lab, Sydney, Australia. He is also a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in The School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at University of New South Wales (UNSW). He received his PhD degree in Computer and Information Science from Konstanz University, Germany in 2007. He received his BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science from the Information Systems department at the Faculty of Computers and Information in Cairo University, Egypt, in 2000 and 2003 respectively. In 2008 and 2009, Sherif held an Adjunct Lecturer position at the Department of Computing of Macquarie University. In 2011, he held a Visiting Researcher position at the eXtreme Computing Group, Microsoft Research Laboratories, Redmond, WA, USA. In 2012, he held a Research MTS position in Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs. In 2013, Sherif has been awarded the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Dr. Sakr's research interest is data and information management in general, particularly in areas of indexing techniques, query processing and optimization techniques, graph data management, social networks, data management in cloud computing. Dr Sakr has published more than 70 refereed research publications in international journals and conferences such as: Proceedings of the VLDB endowment (PVLDB), IEEE Transactions on Service Computing (IEEE TSC), ACM Computing Survey (ACM CSUR), Journal of Computer, Systems and Science (JCSS), Information Systems, Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST), Journal of Database Management (JDM), IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (IEEE COMST), Scientometrics, VLDB, SIGMOD, ICDE, WWW, CIKM, ISWC, BPM, ER, ICWS, IEEE SCC, IEEE Cloud, TPCTC, DASFAA, ICPE, JCDL and DEXA. One of his papers has awarded the Outstanding Paper Excellence Award 2009 of Emerald Literati Network. Dr. Sakr is a constant reviewer for IEEE TKDE, IEEE TSC, IEEE Software, ACM TWEB, ACM TAAS, DKE Elsevier, JSS Elsevier, WWW Springer, Distributed and Parallel Databases Springer and many other international conferences and journals. He is an associate editor of the cluster computing journal, a guest editor of a special issue of Transactions on Large-Scale Data and Knowledge-Centered Systems (TLDKS) and an editorial board member of many reputable international journals. Dr. Sakr is an IEEE Senior Member.