K. Selçuk Candan is a professor of computer science and engineering at Arizona State University and the director of ASU’s Center for Assured and Scalable Data Engineering (CASCADE). His primary research interest is in the area of management and analysis of non-traditional, heterogeneous, and imprecise (such as multimedia, web, and scientific) data. He has published over 170 journal and peer-reviewed conference articles, one book, and 16 book chapters. He has 9 patents. Prof. Candan served as an associate editor of for the Very Large Databases (VLDB) journal and IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. He is currently in the editorial boards of the ACM Transactions on Database Systems, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing,  and the Journal of Multimedia. He has served in the organization and program committees of various conferences. In 2006, he served as an organization committee member for SIGMOD’06, the flagship database conference of the ACM. In 2008, he served as a PC Chair for another leading, flagship conference of the ACM, this time focusing on multimedia research (MM’08). More recently, he served as a program committee group leader for ACM SIGMOD’10. He also serves in the review board of the Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB). In 2011, he served as a general co-chair for the ACM MM’11 conference. In 2012 he served as a general co-chair for ACM SIGMOD’12. In 2015, he served as a general co-chair for the IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (I2CE). He has successfully served as the PI or co-PI of numerous grants, including from the National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Research, Army Research Office, Mellon Foundation, and HP Labs. He also served as a Visiting Research Scientist at NEC Laboratories America for over 10 years. He is a member of the Executive Committee of ACM SIGMOD and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.

  • Present2016

    Director

    ASU Center for Assured and Scalable Data Engineering (CASCADE)

Education

  • PhD 1997

    PhD in Computer Science

    University of Maryland at College Park

  • B.S. 1993

    BS in Computer Engineering and Information Sciences

    Bilkent University, Turkey

Academic Positions

  • Present2015

    Coordinator

    Big Data Systems Concentration (MS and MCS)

  • 20092007

    Associate Director

    Arts, Media, and Engineering Program, ASU

  • 20092003

    Associate Professor

    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, ASU

  • 20031997

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, ASU

Affiliations

  • Present2018

    Graduate Faculty and Scientific Board

    Modeling and Data Science PhD, U. Torino

  • Present2018

    Affilate Faculty

    Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics, ASU

  • Present2015

    Affilate Faculty

    Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, ASU

  • Present2010

    Senior Sustainability Scientist

    Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU

  • Present1997

    Graduate Faculty

    Computer Science PhD (endorsed to chair)

  • Present-

    Graduate Faculty

    Computer Engineering PhD (endorsed to chair in both Computer Systems and Electrical Eng.)

  • Present-

    Graduate Faculty

    Media Arts and Sciences PhD

  • Present2015

    Affilate Faculty

    Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, ASU

  • Present2010

    Senior Sustainability Scientist

    Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU

Awards and Recognitions

(2010-Present)
  • 2012
    ACM Distinguished Scientist
  • 2018-2019
    Fulton Faculty Examplar
  • 2018
    Top 5% Faculty Award, Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • 2015-2016
    Fulton Faculty Examplar
  • 2015
    Fulton Best Teacher Award
  • 2014
    Top 5% Faculty Award, Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • 2013
    Fulton Best Teacher Award
  • 2012
    Top 5% Faculty Award, Fulton Schools of Engineering