Thursday July 29, 2021

Naphtali Rishe

Director, High Performance Database Research Center
Florida International University
Research Webpage: http://terrafly.fiu.edu, http://hpdrc.cs.fiu.edu
Home Page: http://www.hpdrc.fiu.edu/director/
Email: rishen@cis.fiu.edu

Dr. Rishe's expertise is in the efficiency, flexibility, and intelligence of database systems (particularly of object-oriented, semantic, decision-support, and spatial/geographic DBMS), distributed DBMS, database design tools, and Internet access to databases.

Rishe is the Author of 2 books on database design; Editor of 4 books on database management and high performance computing; Inventor of 4 U.S. patents on database querying, semantic database performance, Internet data extraction, and computer medicine; Author of over 200 papers in journals and proceedings on databases, software engineering, Geographic Information Systems, Internet, and life sciences; Awardee of over $30 million in research grants by Government and Industry, including NASA, NSF, IBM, DoI, USGS; Architect of major industrial projects -- both prior to his academic career, and as a consultant since; Mentor of 80 postdocs, PhD and MS; the Inaugural Outstanding University Professor of FIU.

  • Ph.D., Computer Science Department, Tel Aviv University, 1984
  • M.S., Computer Science Department, Israel Institute of Technology, 1981; B.S. 1979 ibid
Selected Publications

Over 200 of Rishe's papers, including 180 refereed, are listed at http://n1.cs.fiu.edu/p.

  1. U.S. Patent “A Database Querying System and Method” issued 2004.09.21
  2. “An Interface for Analyzing and Integrating Different Imaging Modalities.” WSEAS Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 1 (2005), No. 3, December 2005. pp. 392-397 (with Mourad et al.)
  3. “TerraFly: A Tool for Visualizing and Dispensing Geospatial Data.” Imaging Notes, Vol. 20 (2005), No. 2 (with Gutierrez et al.)
  4. “A Statistical Method for Estimating the Usefulness of Text Databases.” IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. Vol. 14 (2002), No. 6, pp 1422-1437. (with Meng, et al.)
  5. “A Methodology to Retrieve Text Documents from Multiple Databases.” IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. Vol. 14 (2002) No. 6, pp. 1347-1361. (with Yu, et al.)
  6. “A Web-Based Spatial Data Access System Using Semantic R-trees.” Information Science Journal. Vol. 167, No. 1-4 (2004), pp. 44-61. (with Chen, et al.)
  7. Database Design: The Semantic Modeling Approach. McGraw-Hill, 1992, 528 pp.

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This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number OISE-0730065. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. © 2007 Florida International University