This article is published in the June 2016 issue.

New CRA Board Member: Mario A. Nascimento

Mario NascimentoAs of July 1, Mario A. Nascimento will serve as CACS/AIC‘s representative on the CRA’s Board of Directors. He will replace Carey Williamson, who we would like to thank for his term of service on the CRA Board.

Mario A. Nascimento is a full professor at the University of Alberta’s Department of Computing Science and since July 2014 serves as chair of the Department. Before joining the University of Alberta in 1999, he was a researcher with the Brazilian Agency for Agricultural Research and also an adjunct faculty member with the Institute of Computing of the University of Campinas.  Mario has also been a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore’s School of Computing (Fall 2005), Aalborg University’s Department of Computer Science (Winter 2006), LMU Munich (Fall 2013-Winter 2014) and at the Federal University of Ceara in Brazil (2013 and 2014).  In 2007 he was recognized as a Senior Member of the ACM.

His main research interests lie in the areas of Spatio-Temporal Data Management and Data Management for Wireless Sensor Networks, and according to Google Scholar (as of June 2016) his publications have been cited 2,900+ times, earning him an H-index of 27. Besides often serving as a program committee member for the main database conferences, and as (co-) chair of several workshops and symposia, Mario has also served as ACM SIGMOD‘s Information Director (2002-2005) and ACM SIGMOD Record‘s Editor-In-Chief (2005-2007).  He is currently a member of the VLDB Journal’s Editorial Board and of the SSTD Endowment’s Board of Directors. Finally, he finds it rather amusing writing about himself in the third person.