Professor Ooi Beng Chin named VLDB Endowment President

January 02, 2014

Professor Ooi Beng Chin has been elected the President of the Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) Endowment, with his term commencing on the 1st of January 2014.

The VLDB Endowment is a prestigious non-profit organization, governed by a 21 member Board of Trustees. It was incorporated for the international promotion and exchange of scholarly work in databases and related field.

The Endowment also publishes one of the most successful journals in computer science, the VLDB Journal, and acts as the steering committee for the VLDB conferences. In addition, the Endowment has been involved in various other scholastic activities, such as establishing a programme that supports summer schools in countries that would not otherwise have the resources for such programmes.