K. Selçuk Candan

K. SelçukCandan_Selchuk_5512b Candan is a professor of computer science and engineering at Arizona State University and the director of ASU’s Center for Assured and Scalable Data Engineering (CASCADE). His primary research interest is in the area of management and analysis of non-traditional, heterogeneous, and imprecise (such as multimedia, web, and scientific) data. He has published over 170 journal and peer-reviewed conference articles, one book, and 16 book chapters. He has 9 patents. Prof. Candan served as an associate editor of for the Very Large Databases (VLDB) journal and IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. He is currently in the editorial boards of the ACM Transactions on Database Systems, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing,  and the Journal of Multimedia. He has served in the organization and program committees of various conferences. In 2006, he served as an organization committee member for SIGMOD’06, the flagship database conference of the ACM. In 2008, he served as a PC Chair for another leading, flagship conference of the ACM, this time focusing on multimedia research (MM’08). More recently, he served as a program committee group leader for ACM SIGMOD’10. He also serves in the review board of the Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB). In 2011, he served as a general co-chair for the ACM MM’11 conference. In 2012 he served as a general co-chair for ACM SIGMOD’12. In 2015, he served as a general co-chair for the IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (I2CE). He has successfully served as the PI or co-PI of numerous grants, including from the National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Research, Army Research Office, Mellon Foundation, and HP Labs. He also served as a Visiting Research Scientist at NEC Laboratories America for over 10 years. He is a member of the Executive Committee of ACM SIGMOD and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.



Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Maryland – College Park, 1997
B.S., Computer Science, Bilkent University, 1993

Research interests

Database systems, storage/querying/retrieval of multimedia and web data, heterogeneous information integration and retrieval, assistive technologies for information and data access, data clouds, ambient media systems

Key activities

  • Associate Editor, VLDB
  •  Associate Editor, Journal of Multimedia
  • Publicity Chair-ACM SIGMOD 2006
  • PC Co-chair- ACM Multimedia 2008
  • Program Group Leader, ACM SIGMOD Conference 2010
  • Review Board member, the Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (Journal track) 2008 – 2010
  • Program Co-Chair, Workshop on Information and Software as a Service (WISS) 2009 – 2010
  • PC Co-chair-ACM Int. Conference on Image & Video Retrieval (CIVR) 2010