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Biographical Sketch

Mario A. Nascimento is a Professor at the University of Alberta's Department of Computing Sciencand currently serves as the department's Chair.  

His main research interests is contained in areas of spatio-temporal data management and according to Google Scholar his publications have been cited 3,400+ times (1,300+ since 2012), earning him an H-index of 29.  

Besides often serving as a program committee member for the main database conferences, and as (co-)chair of several workshops and symposia, Mario has also served as ACM SIGMOD's Information Director (2002-2005), ACM SIGMOD Record's Editor-In-Chief (2005-2007), and at VLDB Journal's Editorial Board.  He is currently a member of the GeoInformatica's Editorial Board and of the SSTD Endowment's Board of Directors.  In 2007 he was recognized as a Senior Member of the ACM. He also serves as Chair of the NSERC-Computer Science Liaison Committee and CS-Can/Info-Can representative at CRA's Board of Directors.  

Finally, he finds it rather amusing writing about himself in the third person!