TEACHING AND LEARNING DATABASE SYSTEMS
School of Computing
National University of Singapore
Dr. Stephane Bressan will present his new book "Introduction
to Database Systems" and discuss the rationale of
teaching and learning database concepts in a scientific
or engineering IT curriculum.
Dr. Stephane Bressan (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a senior fellow
in the Computer Science department of the School of Computing
(SoC) of the National University of Singapore. He joined
the National University of Singapore in 1998. He is the
coordinator of the Electronic Commerce Laboratory at SoC.
He graduated in 1987 with a degree in Computer Science,
Electronics and Process Automation from the Ecole Universitaire
D'Ingenieurs de Lille (France) and received his Ph.D.
in Computer Science in 1992 from the Laboratoire D'informatique
Fondamentale of the University of Lille. From 1988 to
1994, he taught Database Systems, Expert Systems, Knowledge
Representation, and Logic Programming at several institutions
including the Ecole Universitaire d'Ingenieurs de Lille,
the Centre National des Arts et Métiers, the Centre
de Recherche et d'Etudes DOcumentaires, or the D.E.A.
de Technologies Biomedicales de Lille. In 1990, he joined
the European Computer-industry Research Centre (ECRC)
of Bull, ICL, and Siemens in Munich (Germany). In 1994,
he was appointed site leader of the Database Platform
project and principal investigator and work-package manager
for the European IDEA ESPRIT project on Intelligent Databases.
From 1996 to 1998, he was a research associate at the
Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology (MIT) working on the Intelligent Integration
of Information. Dr. Bressan's main areas of research are
information and knowledge management, Web applications
and services, the integration of distributed and heterogeneous
information systems, the design and implementation of
databases management systems. His work has been published
and presented at various occasions including the 1995
G7 summit on the Information Society, the 1995, 1997 and
2000 ACM-SIGMOD conference on the management of data,
or the 1996 and 2000 conference on Extending DataBase
Technology. He is also a reviewer for several conferences