Oded Shmueli is a Professor of Computer Science at the Technion University in Haifa, Israel. He graduated from Brandeis University and received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1981. Professor Shmueli has held positions at several leading industrial research laboratories, including IBM Research, AT&T Bell Labs, and MCC. He was also a consultant for HP Laboratories over a five-year period. He was a co-founder and CTO of Dealigence, a start-up company in the electronic commerce domain. He has been named as an inventor on more than 50 issued U.S. patents. From 2006-2008, he served as the Dean of the Computer Science Faculty at the Technion and from 2008-2014 as the Executive Vice President for Research and the Managing Director of the Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd. His research interests include theoretical and practical aspects of database systems, topics on which he has published widely.