Database systems research in the Arab world

Ashraf Aboulnaga, Azza Abouzied, Karima Echihabi, Mourad Ouzzani

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Database systems research has been part of the academic culture in the Arab world since the 1970s. High-quality computer science and database education has been available at several universities within the Arab region, such as Alexandria University in Egypt. Many students who completed these programs have been drawn to database systems research and became globally prominent, such as Ramez Elmasri (professor at University of Texas, Amr El Abbadi (professor at University of California, Santa Barbara), and Walid Aref, professor at Purdue University. Today, many prominent database researchers are settling within the region and furthering its database research culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-123
Number of pages4
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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