Conference Schedule - PGConf.EU 2022

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Peter Boncz

Peter Boncz holds appointments as tenured researcher at CWI and professor at VU University Amsterdam. His academic background is in database architecture, with the early column-store MonetDB the outcome of his PhD. MonetDB later won the 2016 ACM SIGMOD systems award. He has a track record in bridging the gap between academia and commercial application. In 2008 he co-founded Vectorwise around the analytical database system by the same name which pioneered vectorized query execution. He is co-recipient of the 2009 VLDB 10 Years Best Paper Award, and in 2013 became a Fellow at TU Munich on receiving the Humboldt Research Award for his research on database architecture. In the past decade, his work in graph data management has focused on the Linked Database Benchmark Council (LDBC), which he co-founded in 2013 and still chairs. He also co-founded the SIGMOD workshops DAMON and GRADES, the latter themed on graph data management. His most recent new activity is in advising the new CWI startup around DuckDB.