I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science
at Utah State University.
I research and teach in the areas of database systems and
My interests include temporal databases, XML databases,
data cubes, and providing support for proscriptive metadata.
Prior to Utah State University, I was on the faculty at
James Cook University,
Washington State University,
and I was a visiting professor
at Aalborg University,
I am a graduate of New College
and obtained my Ph.D. from the
University of Arizona
under the direction of
Richard T. Snodgrass.
I was happy to be awarded the 2015 SIGMOD Contributions Award.
I currently serve as
for ACM Transactions on Database Systems,
the Information Director for ACM SIGMOD, and on
the ACM SIGMOD Executive Committee.