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Richard Snodgrass

Richard T. Snodgrass joined the University of Arizona in 1989, where he is a Professor of Computer Science. He holds a B.A. degree in Physics from Carleton College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. He is an ACM Fellow.

Richard Snodgrass co-chairs the ACM History Committee and serves on the ACM SIGMOD Advisory Board. He was Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Database Systems from 2001 to 2007, was ACM SIGMOD Chair from 1997 to 2001, and has chaired the ACM Publications Board and the ACM SIG Governing Board Portal Committee. He served on the editorial boards of the International Journal on Very Large Databases and the IETransactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. He chaired the Americas program committee for the 2001 International Conference on Very Large Databases and the program committee for the 1994 ACM SIGMOD Conference. He received the 2004 Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award and the 2002 ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award.

He chaired the TSQL2 Language Design Committee and edited the book, "The TSQL2 Temporal Query Language," published by Kluwer Academic Press. He authored "Developing Time-Oriented Database Applications in SQL," published by Morgan Kaufmann, was a co-author of "Advanced Database Systems," published by Morgan Kaufmann, and was a co-editor of "Temporal Databases: Theory, Design, and Implementation," published by Benjamin/Cummings. He co-directs TimeCenter, an international center for the support of temporal database applications on traditional and emerging DBMS technologies.

His research interests include the science of computing, temporal databases, query language design, query optimization and evaluation, storage structures and database design. His web page is at