Shekhar, Shashi

McKnight Distinguished University Professor University of Minnesota

Shashi Shekhar received the B. Tech degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, in 1985, the M.S. degree in Business Administration and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, in 1989. He is a McKnight Distinguished University Professor the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA. His research interests include spatial databases, spatial data mining, geographic and information systems (GIS), and intelligent transportation systems. He is a co-author of a textbook on Spatial Databases (Prentice Hall, 2003, ISBN 0-13-017480-7), co-edited an Encyclopedia of GIS (Springer, 2008, isbn 978-0-387-30858-6) and has published over 200 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, books, and conferences, and workshops. He is a co-Editor-in-Chief of Geo-Informatica: An International Journal on Advnace in Computer Sc. for GIS and has served on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering as well as the IEEE-CS Computer Science & Engineering Practice Board. He also served as a program co-chair of the ACM Intl. Workshop on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, 1996. He is serving on the steering committee of the ACM Symposium on Geographic Information Systems and has served as a member of the mapping science committee of the National Research Council National Academy of Sciences (2004-9), as well as the Board of Directors of University Consortium on GIS (2003-2004). Dr. Shekhar received the IEEE Technical Achievement Award (2006), and is a Fellow of the IEEE Computer Society, a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement to Science, as well as a member of the ACM. From Dr. Shekhar's home page http://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~shekhar/bio/journalBio.html.