Zachary Ives, Ph.D.

Zachary Ives is a Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also serves as the Associate Dean for Masters and Professional Programs in Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. His research interests include data integration and sharing, managing “big data,” sensor networks, and data provenance and authoritativeness. He has worked extensively in applying these techniques in scientific applications, especially in the field of neuroscience (where he and collaborators built the portal for sharing epilepsy data).  He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, and an alumnus of the DARPA Computer Science Study Panel and Information Science and Technology advisory panel.  He is a co-author of the textbook Principles of Data Integration, and received an ICDE 2013 ten-year Most Influential Paper award. He has been an Associate Editor for Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (2014) and a Program Co-Chair for SIGMOD (2015).  He is also a co-founder of Blackfynn, Inc., a company focused on providing infrastructure for biomedical data science.