Maria Esther Vidal
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Description

I am a Full Professor of the Computer Science Department at the University Simón Bolí­var, Caracas, Venezuela. I am part of the DataBase group and conduct my research on Query Rewriting, Optimization and Evaluation in Emerging technologies. I have been an Assistant Researcher at the Institute of Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland (UMIACS) (1995-1999) and a Visitor Professor at Universidad Politecnica de Catalayna and Universidad de la Laguna. Also, I have been a Visitor Researcher at the University of Maryland (UMIACS) between 2000 and 2010, where I work with Dr. Louiqa Raschid. I have participated in 7 international projects supported by NFS (USA), AECI (Spain) and CNRS (France). My research interests are Query Rewriting, Optimization and Efficient Query engines in Emerging infrastructures particularly the Semantic Web, Semantic Grid and Linked Data; also Resource discovery, service selection and composition techniques are among my interests. So far, I has advised five PhD students and more than 45 master and undergraduate students. I has published more than 50 papers on International Conferences and Journals of the Database and The Semantic Web areas. My publications are on TPLP, AAAI, IJCAI, SIGMOD, EDBT, ISWC, ESWC, CoopIs, WebDB, ICDE, ODBASE, DILS, DEXA, GLOBE, JBCB and SIGMOD RECORDS. I have been reviewer of: ICDE, VLDB, IEEE TKDE, DKE, CooPIS OTM, SIGMOD, ACM Survey; additionally, I have been Accompanying Professor at OTM Academic (2009-2010), Chair of RED 2010 and participated in the Program Committee of several International Conferences.


Lectures:

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flag Introduction talk
as author at  Workshop on Negative or Inconclusive rEsults in Semantic web (NoISE 2015),
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flag Drug-Target Interaction Prediction Using Semantic Similarity and Edge Partition
as author at  13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), Trentino 2014,
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flag Panel on Data Protection and Security on the Web
as panelist at  11th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Crete 2014,
together with: Luciano Floridi (panelist), Casanovas Romeu Pompeu (panelist), Steffen Staab (panelist), Evelyne Viegas (panelist), Fabien Gandon (panelist), Aldo Gangemi (panelist), Harith Alani (panelist), Valentina Presutti (moderator),
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flag Panel on Data Protection and Security on the Web
as panelist at  11th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Crete 2014,
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flag Benchmarking Federated SPARQL Query Engines: Are Existing Testbeds Enough?
as author at  11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), Boston 2012,
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flag ANAPSID: An Adaptive Query Processing Engine for SPARQL Endpoints
as author at  Research Track,
together with: Maribel Acosta,
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flag Semantics and optimization of the SPARQL 1.1 federation extension
as introducer at  8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) 2011,
together with: Oscar Corcho,
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