Professor and Chair of DIMA group at the TU-Berlin
Volker Markl is a Full Professor and Chair of the Database Systems and Information Management (DIMA) group at the Technische Universität Berlin (TU-Berlin).
Prior to joining TU-Berlin, Dr. Markl lead a research group at FORWISS, the Bavarian Research Center for Knowledge-based Systems in Munich, Germany, and was a Research Staff member & Project Leader at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, USA.
His research interests include: information as a service, new hardware architectures for information management, information integration, autonomic computing, query processing, query optimization, data warehousing, electronic commerce, and pervasive computing. Volker has authored and published more than 50 research papers at world-class scientifi c venues. He regularly serves as member and chair for program committees of major international database conferences and he is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the VLDB Endowment.
Volker has 5 patent awards, and he has submitted over 20 invention disclosures to date. Over the course of his career, he has garnered prestigious awards including European Information Society and Technology Prize, IBM Outstanding Technological Achievement Award, IBM Shared University Research Grant, HP Open Innovation Award, and the Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award.