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Sergey Melnik is a software engineer at Google. Before that he was a researcher in the Database Group at Microsoft Research (2003-2008), a visiting researcher in the Stanford Database Group (1999-2002), and served as an invited expert at the World-Wide Web Consortium. He got an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Leipzig, Germany. He received best paper awards at SIGMOD, ICDE and OSDI conferences, 10-year Most Influential Paper Award from ICDE, VLDB Test of Time Award, and a best dissertation award from the German C.S. Society.

At Google, Sergey is working on Spanner, a planet-scale transactional system that powers most of Google services and is available as a Cloud product. Before that, he led the development of the data analysis system called Dremel that was made publicly available as BigQuery, is a fully-managed, serverless data warehouse that enables scalable analytics over petabytes of data.

Previously, at Microsoft he was doing research on model management, object-to-relational mapping for the ADO.NET Entity Framework, XML-to-relational mapping, and schema matching, much of it with Phil Bernstein and the Data Programmability team in SQL Server.

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Recent program committee service

  • VLDB'22, SIGMOD'21, CIDR'20, SIGMOD'20, VLDB'20, CIDR'19, SIGMOD'18, VLDB'18