Cyrus ShahabiResearch Council
Cyrus Shahabi is a Professor and the Director of the Information Laboratory (InfoLAB) at the Computer Science Department and also the Director of the NSF's Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC) at the University of Southern California. He is also the CTO and co-founder of a USC spin-off, Geosemble Technologies. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 1989 and then his M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in May 1993 and August 1996, respectively. He authored two books and more than hundred-fifty research papers in the areas of databases, GIS and multimedia. Dr. Shahabi has received funding from several agencies such as NSF, NASA, NIH, DARPA, AFRL, and DHS as well as several industries such as Google, Microsoft, NCR and Chevron. He is currently on the editorial board of VLDB Journal, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), ACM Computers in Entertainment and Journal of Spatial Information Science. He is the founding chair of IEEE NetDB workshop and also the general co-chair of ACM GIS 2007, 2008 and 2009. He regularly serves on the program committee of major conferences such as VLDB, ACM SIGMOD, IEEE ICDE, ACM SIGKDD, and ACM Multimedia. Dr. Shahabi is the recipient of NSF CAREER award as well as the U.S. Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). He is a distinguished member of ACM and a senior member of IEEE.