Ihab Ilyas is a professor of computer science at the University of Waterloo. His primary research is in the area of database systems, with special focus on data quality, managing uncertain data, rank-aware query processing, and information extraction. Dr. Ilyas holds BS and MS degrees in computer science from Alexandria University and received his PhD in computer science from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana in 2004. From 2011 to 2013, he took leave from his university to lead the Data Analytics Group at the Qatar Computing Research Institute. He spent two summers with IBM Almaden Research Center, and he has been an IBM CAS faculty fellow since 2006. He is a recipient of the Ontario Early Researcher Award (2008), the David R. Cheriton Faculty Fellowship (2013), and the NSERC Discovery Accelerator Award in 2014.