Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Melanie Herschel

Principal Investigator (EXC)
Institute for Parallel and Distributed Systems
Professor for Data Engineering

Contact

+49 711 685-88444

Website

Universitätsstraße 38
70569 Stuttgart
Germany
Room: 2.447

Subject

  • Data management and data engineering
  • Provenance
  • Data integration
  • Complex data processing

Selected Publications

  1. M. Herschel and M. Hlawatsch. “Provenance: On and Behind Screens”. In: Proceedings of the ACM Conference on the Management of Data (SIGMOD 2016). 2016, pp. 2213–2217.
  2. N. Bidoit, M. Herschel, and A. Tzompanaki. “Efficient Computation of Polynomial Explanations of Why-Not Questions”. In: Proceedings of the 24th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2015). 2015, pp. 713–722.
  3. N. Bidoit, M. Herschel, and K. Tzompanaki. “EFQ: why-not answer polynomials in action”. In: Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment 8.12 (2015), pp. 1980–1983.
  4. M. Herschel. “A Hybrid Approach to Answering Why-Not Questions on Relational Query Results”. In: Journal of Data and Information Quality 5.3 (2015), 10:1–10:29.
  5. N. Bidoit, M. Herschel, and K. Tzompanaki. “Query-Based Why-Not Provenance with NedExplain”. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT 2014). 2014, pp. 145–196.
  6. L. Leitão, P. Calado, and M. Herschel. “Efficient and Effective Duplicate Detection in Hierarchical Data”. In: IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 25.5 (2013), pp. 1028–1041.
  7. M. Herschel, F. Naumann, S. Szott, and M. Taubert. “Scalable Iterative Graph Duplicate Detection”. In: IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 24.11 (2012), pp. 2094–2108.
  8. M. Herschel and M. A. Hernández. “Explaining Missing Answers to SPJUA Queries”. In: Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment 3.1 (2010), pp. 185–196.
  9. M. Weis, F. Naumann, U. Jehle, J. Lufter, and H. Schuster. “Industry-scale duplicate detection”. In: Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment 1.2 (2008), pp. 1253–1264.
  10. M. Weis and F. Naumann. “DogmatiX tracks down duplicates in XML”. In: Proceedings of the ACM Conference on the Management of Data (SIGMOD 2005). 2005, pp. 431–442.

Working Experience

  • since 2017 Director of the Institute for Parallel and Distributed Systems, University of Stuttgart
  • since 2014 Professor (W3) for Data Engineering, University of Stuttgart, maternity leave from 11/2014 – 07/2015
  • 2011–2014 Associate Professor for Large and Heterogeneous Data Management, University of Paris South, France, maternity leave from 07/2011 – 01/2012
  • 2009–2011 Researcher at the Database Systems group, University of Tübingen
  • 2008–2009 Researcher at IBM Research, Almaden, USA
  • 2006–2008 Researcher at the Information Systems group, Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam
  • 2003–2006 Researcher at the Institute of Computer Science, Humboldt-University Berlin

Academic Studies and Degrees

  • 2008 Dr.rer.nat., Department of Computer Science, Humboldt-University Berlin
  • 2003 Dipl.-Ing. (BA), University of Cooperative Education, Stuttgart
  • 2000–2003 Study of Information Technology, University of Cooperative Education, Stuttgart
  • 2017 IBM Faculty Award
  • 2013 Offer for a W3 Professorship at the University of Kiel
  • 2013 National French scientific excellence award (Prime d’Excellence Scientifique)
  • 2012 Accepted DFG Emmy-Noether project “Transformation Lifecycle Management”
  • Associate Editor, VLDB Journal (since 2017)
  • Executive Committee Member of the database section of the German Computer Science Association (since 2017)
  • Invited Speaker at the EDBT 2017 Summer School on the topic of Data Quality
    Invited Panelist at the Int’l Workshop on Exploratory Search in Databases and the Web (2014)
  • Both peer-reviewed and invited tutorials at major international conferences on topics related to data quality and data provenance
  • Program Committee Chair of the International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT 2019) and the International Workshop on Theory and Practice of Provenance (TAPP 2018)
  • Publicity Chair of ACM SIGMOD 2016
  • Conference Area Chair at ICDE 2015
  • Demonstration co-Chair at BTW 2017
  • General co-Chair of four international workshops (2009, 2011, 2018)
  • Program Committee Member for over 30 national and international conferences, including ACM SIGMOD, VLDB, IEEE ICDE
  • Reviewer for various international journals, including ACM Transactions on Database Systems, VLDB Journal, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality, Information Systems
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