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Hank (Henry) Korth

Department: Computer Science and Engineering

Position: Professor

Address: Packard Lab 414
19 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-4113

Areas of Research

  • Database Systems


Henry Korth serves as professor of computer science and engineering and director of the Systems, Experimentation, and Analysis Laboratory for Databases (SEAL DB). His research interests include transaction processing, XML, and architecture-aware query processing for database systems, distributed systems, real-time systems, and telecom applications.

Pr4eviously, Korth held positions with Lucent Technology's Bell Laboratories, Panasonic Technologies and Matsushita. He received the Bell Labs President's Silver Award for the QTM™ aggregation engine and for the DataBlitz™ main-memory storage manager. He has also served on the faculty of the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, and as a research staff member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center.

His publications include three books, one of which, Database Systems Concepts, is soon to be in its sixth edition; over 100 journal articles, conference publications and other technical papers; and twelve book chapters. Korth also holds eight patents. Korth is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). At the 1995 International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, a paper he co-authored titled "A Model of CAD Transactions" was chosen as "Most Influential Paper from the Proceedings of Ten Years Ago." Korth has served on the editorial boards of several computing journals, and currently serves on the board of ACM Transactions on Database Systems.