Prabhakar Keynote Speaker at CIC
Computer Science Professor Sunil Prabhakar gave a keynote speech at the 2006 International Conference on Cooperative Internet Computing (CIC) in Hong Kong on October 25th. The CIC Conference was started in 2000 to give researchers a forum to present and discuss work in the areas of computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), computer-assisted design, databases, distributed systems, and concurrent programming.
Professor Prabhakar's keynote talk entitled Challenges in Developing Location-Based Services focused on the challenges of providing efficient location-based or location-aware services while providing a quality product to users. His prior experience in the design of location-based applications, has allowed Sunil Prabhakar to develop solutions with a better response time, provide more accuracy in answers, and increase reliability and relevance of answers. It addition to highlighting overall quality of service, the talk also discussed ensuring user interfaces on diverse devices and privacy of user data.
Professor Prabhakar's research focuses on the development of advanced database management systems with an emphasis on modern applications such as scientific databases, moving-object and sensor databases, and multimedia. His work addresses modeling, performance and privacy issues. He is currently involved in the development of Orion --a database management system that provides native support for uncertain or imprecise data.
His work addresses the need to process large volumes of data in an online manner including issues dealing with main memory to disks and tertiary storage devices. Professor Prabhakar's interest also include the design and development of private databases and digital watermarking techniques for structured (e.g. relational databases) and semi-structured (e.g., XML) data. Sunil Prabhakar joined Purdue in 1998 as an Assistant Professor and he currently holds the rank of Associate Professor. He received his Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of California, Santa Barbara.