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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 are contained in the area of spatiotemporal data management and according to Google Scholar his publications have been cited 3,600+ times earning him an H-index of 30.  

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), VLDB Journal's Editorial Board member (2011-2017) and as Chair of the NSERC-Computer Science Liaison Committee (2016-2018).  He is currently a member of CS-Can/Info-Can's Research Advisory CommitteeGeoInformatica's Editorial Board and SSTD Endowment's Board of Directors.  

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