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Prof. Dr. Ziawasch Abedjan


Ziawasch Abedjan is Full Professor and chairs the „Datenbanken und Informationssysteme“ group at Leibniz Universität Hannover.
Ziawasch received his PhD from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany and spent two years as a postdoctoral associate at MIT. Prior to Hannover, he was Junior Professor at the TU Berlin and senior researcher at DFKI.
His research is supported by additional funding from the DFG, the Federal Ministry for Research and Education, and the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development.



Short Bio

  • 2016: Juniorprofessor at the TU Berlin
  • 2014-2016: Postdoc at MIT CSAIL
  • 2010-2014: PhD Student at HPI, Potsdam
  • 2013-2013: Internship at QCRI
  • 2008-2010: Master's studies at HPI, Potsdam
  • 2005-2008: Bachelor's studies at HPI, Potsdam

Publications  [Google Scholar]   [DBLP] [TU List]


  • SIGMOD 2019 Reproducibility Award for "Raha: A Configuration-free Error Detection System", with Mohammad Mahdavi, Ziawasch Abedjan, Raul C-Fernandez, Sam Madden, Mourad Ouzzani, Michael Stonebraker, Nan Tang
  • GI Juniorfellow 2019
  • First Prize at GI Data Science Challenge, BTW 2019, "Explanation of Air Pollution Using External Data Sources." with Mahdi Esmailoghli, Sergey Redyuk, Ricardo Martinez, Ariane Ziehn, Ziawasch Abedjan, Tilmann Rabl, Volker Markl
  • Best Demo Award, SIGMOD 2015:"DataXFormer:An Interactive Data Transformation Tool" with John Morcos, Ihab Ilyas, Mourad Ouzzani, Paolo Papotti, and Michael Stonebraker
  • Best Dissertation Award 2013/2014, University of Potsdam, Germany (Preis der Universitaetsgesellschaft Potsdam e.V.)
  • Best Student Paper Award, CIKM 2014: "DFD: Efficient Discovery of Functional Dependencies" with Patrick Schulze and Felix Naumann
  • Best Workshop Paper Award, Know@LOD 2014: "Amending RDF Entities with new Facts", with Felix Naumann
  • Scholarship of the HPI Research School

Professional Activities

  • ACM and GI member
  • SIGMOD 2019 proceedings chair
  • VLDB PhD Workshop co-chair
  • CIDR 2017 publicity chair, CIDR 2019/2020 website chair
  • Program Committee:
    • SIGMOD 2016 (Demo), 2018, 2019 (Demo), 2020
    • ICDE 2018 (Poster), ICDE 2019
    • PVLDB 2018, 2020, 2021
    • CIKM 2019, CIKM 2020 (Senior member)
    • EDBT 2017, 2019 (Research and Demo)
    • WWW PhD Symposium 2016
    • DesWeb 2015
    • BTW 2019, 2021
    • CIDR 2019

  • Reviewing Activity:
    • Journal of Data and Information Quality
    • Information Systems Journal
    • ACM Transactions on the Web
    • ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery in Data
    • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
    • VLDBJ


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Prof. Dr. Ziawasch Abedjan
Big Data Management
Faculty of EECS (IV)
Building EN 7
Room EN 723
Einsteinufer 17
10587 Berlin
+49 30 314 28007
+49 30 31421601