Alejandro Buchmann is Professor in the Department of Computer Science of Technische Universität Darmstadt since 1991 and is responsible for the area of Databases and Distributed Systems. Alejandro studied chemical engineering at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico and received his PhD from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1980. He was an Assistant/Associate Professor from 1980 to 1986 at IIMAS/UNAM and held positions as a senior researcher at Computer Corporation of America, Cambridge Mass. (86-89) and GTE Laboratories, Waltham Mass. (89-91) before joining TU Darmstadt.
He was responsible for the graduate research program in enabling technologies for e-commerce at TUD (1998-2007) and initiated a research program in Cooperative, Adaptive and Responsive Monitoring in Mixed Mode Environments (2006-). Alejandro's current research interests are in the areas of event-based and reactive systems, heterogeneous distributed systems, middleware, performance evaluation, peer-to-peer systems and new paradigms for data management and information processing in Cyberphysical systems.
Alejandro was general chair of Ambient Intelligence 2007, the International Conference on Data Engineering 2008, and SPEC International Performance Evaluation Workshop 2008, as well as program cochair for some of the top conferences in the area, such as VLDB 96, SIGMOD 98 (industry track), ICDE 01 and DEBS 08. He is an associate editor of IEEE DS-Online, Electronic Commerce Research Journal and Distributed and Parallel Databases.
Alejandro has held visiting positions at UT Austin, ICSI Berkeley, HP Labs Palo Alto, University of Virginia, Ecole Politechnique Federal de Lausanne (EPFL), IIT Bombay, and Caltech.
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