Lukasz Golab

Professor and Canada Research Chair
Department of Management Science and Engineering
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science (cross-appointed)
University of Waterloo

Email: lgolab at uwaterloo dot ca

Bio: I joined Waterloo in 2011 and was awarded a Canada Research Chair in 2014. From 2006 to 2011 I was a Senior Member of Research Staff at AT&T Labs. I have a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Toronto (with High Distinction) and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo (with Alumni Gold Medal). My long-term research agenda of Data for Good calls for building data-intensive systems with societal impact. Recent projects focus on Systems for managing high-speed data events such as data stream systems and blockchains, Understanding complex systems and the data they learn from, and Applications including online safety, education, and sustainability.

Current and upcoming professional service: Associate Editor for Information Systems; Area chair for ICDE 2024; Steering Committee and PC Member for DOLAP 2024; PC Member for PVLDB (2024/25), SIGMOD (2025, 2024), EDBT (2025, 2024) and SIGIR (2024)

Selected projects and publications (see here for DBLP profile)

1. Explainable AI 2. Bringing order to data (pattern discovery / data cleaning) 3. NLP (hate speech detection / sentence simplification / text mining) 4. Decentralized and high-speed data systems (blockchains / real-time analytics) 5. Educational data mining 6. Data analytics for sustainability