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30.10.2014: "Genomic Data Management as Research Enabler" (Prof. Stefano Ceri, Politecnico di Milano)

Stefano Ceri presents the Genometric Query Language (GMQL) for querying NGS experimental data and annotations, based on a Genomic Data Model which provides format independence. GMQL introduces a revolutionary approach to genomic data exploration and management, provides an effective integration of local data as resulting from experimental pipelines at genomic research centers with world-wide-available datasets; it is optimized in order to guarantee good performance on very large genome-wide datasets and will be soon available as a resource for public download.

Stefano Ceri is professor of Database Systems at the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB) of Politecnico di Milano. He was visiting professor at the Computer Science Department of Stanford University (1983-1990), chairman of the Computer Science Section of DEI (1992-2004), chairman of LaureaOnLine in Computer Engineering (2004-2008), director of Alta Scuola Politecnica (ASP) of Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino (2010-2013), co-founder (2001) and shareholder (2001-current), WebRatio (

He is the recipient of the ACM-SIGMOD “Edward T. Codd Innovation Award” (New York, June 26, 2013), an ACM Fellow and member of the Academia Europaea. With an H index 57,he is listed among the Top Italian Scientists. He wrote over 250 journal and conference articles. He is co-editor in chief of the book series “Data Centric Systems and
Applications” (Springer-Verlag). He is author of three US Patents and ten books in English, including core textbooks on Computer Science and Data Management.