Gerhard Weikum

| birth_place = Frankfurt, Germany | death_date = | death_place = | nationality = German | fields = Computer Science | workplaces = ETH Zurich
Saarland University
MPI Informatics | alma_mater = TU Darmstadt | known_for = Database systems and Knowledge Graphs | doctoral_advisor = Hans-Jörg Schek | website = | awards = Konrad Zuse Medal (2021)
E. F. Codd Award (2016)
ACM Fellow (2005) }}

Gerhard Weikum (born September 28, 1957) is a German computer scientist and Research Director at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany, where he is leading the databases and information systems department. His current research interests include transactional and distributed systems, self-tuning database systems, data and text integration, and the automatic construction of knowledge bases. He is one of the creators of the YAGO knowledge base. He is also the Dean of the International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science (IMPRS-CS).

Earlier he held positions at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany, at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, at MCC in Austin, Texas, and he was a visiting senior researcher at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington. He received his diploma and doctoral degrees from the TU Darmstadt, Germany.

He acted as the President of the VLDB endowment in 2005 and 2006. The endowment organizes the yearly ''International Conference on Very Large Databases'', a scientific conference for researchers in the area of database research.

In 2005 the Association for Computing Machinery appointed Gerhard Weikum a fellow, one of the highest honors of the ACM. Weikum has been honored for his research in the fields of databases and information systems, in particular for his contributions to improve the reliability and the performance of large-scale, distributed information systems. In 2010 he was elected as a fellow of the Gesellschaft für Informatik and received a Google Focused Research Award. He received the ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award in 2011, an ERC Synergy Grant in 2013, and the ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award in 2016.

In 2018 he became a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Provided by Wikipedia
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Reasoning Web. Reasoning on the Web in the Big Data Era [E-Book] : 10th International Summer School 2014, Athens, Greece, September 8-13, 2014. Proceedings /
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Euro-Par 2008 Workshops - Parallel Processing [E-Book] : VHPC 2008, UNICORE 2008, HPPC 2008, SGS 2008, PROPER 2008, ROIA 2008, and DPA 2008, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, August 25-26, 2008, Revised Selected Papers /
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Active and Programmable Networks [E-Book] : IFIP TC6 7th International Working Conference, IWAN 2005, Sophia Antipolis, France, November 21-23, 2005. Revised Papers /
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Hardware and Software: Verification and Testing [E-Book] : 4th International Haifa Verification Conference, HVC 2008, Haifa, Israel, October 27-30, 2008. Proceedings /
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Knowledge Acquisition: Approaches, Algorithms and Applications [E-Book] : Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, PKAW 2008, Hanoi, Vietnam, December 15-16, 2008, Revised Selected Papers /
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Formal Concept Analysis [E-Book] : 7th International Conference, ICFCA 2009 Darmstadt, Germany, May 21-24, 2009 Proceedings /
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Advances in Artificial Intelligence [E-Book] : 22nd Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Canadian AI 2009 Kelowna, Canada, May 25-27, 2009 Proceedings /
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Scale Space and Variational Methods in Computer Vision [E-Book] : Second International Conference, SSVM 2009, Voss, Norway, June 1-5, 2009. Proceedings /
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Distributed Computing and Networking [E-Book] : 10th International Conference, ICDCN 2009, Hyderabad, India, January 3-6, 2009. Proceedings /
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Approximation and Online Algorithms [E-Book] : 6th International Workshop, WAOA 2008, Karlsruhe, Germany, September 18-19, 2008. Revised Papers /
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Model Checking and Artificial Intelligence [E-Book] : 5th International Workshop, MoChArt 2008, Patras, Greece, July 21, 2008. Revised Selected and Invited Papers /
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Software Language Engineering [E-Book] : First International Conference, SLE 2008, Toulouse, France, September 29-30, 2008. Revised Selected Papers /
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Human Machine Interaction [E-Book] : Research Results of the MMI Program /
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Multimodal Signals: Cognitive and Algorithmic Issues [E-Book] : COST Action 2102 and euCognition International School Vietri sul Mare, Italy, April 21-26, 2008 Revised Selected and Invited Papers /
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Pervasive Computing [E-Book] : 7th International Conference, Pervasive 2009, Nara, Japan, May 11-14, 2009. Proceedings /
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Models in Software Engineering [E-Book] : Workshops and Symposia at MODELS 2008, Toulouse, France, September 28 - October 3, 2008. Reports and Revised Selected Papers /
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Agent and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications [E-Book] : Third KES International Symposium, KES-AMSTA 2009, Uppsala, Sweden, June 3-5, 2009. Proceedings /
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Languages: From Formal to Natural [E-Book] : Essays Dedicated to Nissim Francez on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday /
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Computational Science – ICCS 2009 [E-Book] : 9th International Conference Baton Rouge, LA, USA, May 25-27, 2009 Proceedings, Part I /
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Computational Science – ICCS 2009 [E-Book] : 9th International Conference Baton Rouge, LA, USA, May 25-27, 2009 Proceedings, Part II /