Professor of Computer Science
University of California at Santa Barbara
Dr. Divyakant Agrawal is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California at Santa Barbara. His research expertise is in the areas of database systems, distributed computing, data warehousing, and large-scale information systems. From January 2006 through December 2007, Dr. Agrawal served as VP of Data Solutions and Advertising Systems at the Internet Search Company ASK.com. While at ASK.com, Dr. Agrawal was the Chief Architect for building the next-generation Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing system at ASK.com. In addition, he developed revenue-sensitive products at ASK.com by applying data-mining and machine-learning technologies over ASK.com’s historical data. Dr. Agrawal also serves as a Visiting Senior Research Scientist at the NEC Laboratories of America in Cupertino, CA. During his professional career he has served on the Program Committees of International Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops and served as an editor of the journal of Distributed and Parallel Databases from 1993 to 2008. Dr. Agrawal currently serves on the editorial boards of the VLDB journal and the Proceedings of the VLDB.
Dr. Agrawal's research philosophy is to work on data management problem that have both practical as well as theoretical significance. He has published approximately 300 research manuscripts in prestigious forums (journals, conferences, symposia, and workshops) on wide range of topics related to data management and distributed systems.
Dr. Agrawal has also maintained a long and distinguished research collaboration with his colleague Professor Amr El Abbadi during his entire research career.