Former Director, Senior Data Science Fellow, Executive Committee
Magdalena Balazinska is the former Director of the eScience Institute (2017-2019) and a longstanding and current member of the eScience Executive Committee and a Senior Data Science Fellow. She was recently appointed as the next Director of the Paul G. Allen School for Computer Science and Engineering. She is also a member of the Database, Data Science, and AstroDB groups at the UW, the director of the Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship (IGERT) PhD Program in Big Data and Data Science, and the co-founder of the Northwest Database Society (NWDS). Find a list of her publications on Google Scholar.
Recent events of interest:
- Recipient of the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Management of Data (ACM SIGMOD) Test of Time Award (2017)
- Check out my new class, Big Data Management Systems
- Recipient of inaugural Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) Women in Database Research Award (2016)
- PipeGen source code is now available online
- Program Committee co-chair for the Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research 2017
- The Myria big data system is now easier than ever to deploy on Amazon EC2; you can also test our demo deployment on Amazon
- PSLAManager source code is now available online
- Watch my keynote talk at VLDB 2015
Magdalena Balazinska is the director of the University of Washington eScience Institute and a professor in the UW Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering. She’s also the director of the IGERT PhD Program in Big Data and Data Science and the director of the associated Advanced Data Science PhD Option.
Magdalena’s research interests are in the field of database management systems. Her current research focuses on data management for data science, big data systems, and cloud computing.
Magdalena holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2006). She is a Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellow (2007), and has received the inaugural VLDB Women in Database Research Award (2016), an ACM SIGMOD Test of Time Award (2017), an NSF CAREER Award (2009), a ten year most influential paper award (2010), a Google Research Award (2011), an HP Labs Research Innovation Award (2009 and 2010), a Rogel Faculty Support Award (2006), a Microsoft Research Graduate Fellowship (2003 – 2005), and multiple best paper awards.