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Biography for Patricia Selinger*
Dr. Pat Selinger is an IBM Fellow and Vice President of Data Management Architecture and Technology. In 1994, she received the title of IBM Fellow, an honor accorded only to the top 50 technical experts in IBM, for her exceptional technical work and leadership in relational databases. Dr. Selinger was a leading member of the IBM Research team that produced the world's first relational database system and established the basic architecture for the highly successful DB2 database product family. Dr. Selinger's innovative work on cost-based query optimization for relational databases has now been adopted by nearly all relational database vendors, and is now taught in virtually every university database course. Dr. Selinger ran the IBM Almaden Research computer science department and then established and managed the Database Technology Institute whose mission is to accelerate technology into IBM's database products. The DBTI organization invented and partnered with IBM development to deliver a number of fundamental technologies in DB2 for OS/390, IMS, and DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows. Dr. Selinger's current responsibilities include driving the next generation of information integration among all types of data sources, both structured and unstructured. She was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1999.
* Biographical information current as of June 2003