Jayavel Shanmugasundaram: Short Biography

Jayavel Shanmugasundaram is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, his masters degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his bachelors degree from the Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli, India, all in Computer Science. Prior to joining Cornell University, he spent two years at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California.

Jayavel's research interests include Internet data management, information retrieval, and query processing in emerging system architectures. He is the author of several publications and patents on these topics, and his research ideas have been implemented in commercial data management products.

Jayavel is an invited expert and co-editor of the XQuery and XPath Full-Text language currently being developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). He has received an NSF CAREER Award, an IBM Faculty Award, and the James and Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Award.