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Le Gruenwald

Le Gruenwald

Le Gruenwald

Dr. David W. Franke Professor and Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Presidential Professor

Phone: (405) 325-3498
Office: Devon Energy Hall Room 233


Ph.D., Computer Science 
Southern Methodist University
M.S., Computer Science
University of Houston
B.S., Physics
University of Saigon, Vietnam

Research Focus

  • Database Management, Information Privacy and Security.
  • Mobile and distributed databases,multimedia databases, real-time databases, object-oriented databases,temporal databases, and data mining. 

Experience and Awards

  • Director, University of Oklahoma
    David W. Franke Professor, University of Oklahoma
    Program Director, Data Management Systems, National Science Foundation
    Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma
    Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma
    Member of Technical Staff at NEC-America
    Lecturer, SouthernMethodist University
    Software Engineer, WRT, Inc., Dallas, TX
  • Recognition for Superior Accomplishments and Valuable Services to the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation, August 2012.
  • Distinguished Alumnus Honor, the 40th Anniversary of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Southern Methodist University, 2007.
  • Recognition for Contribution as Program Co-Chair of the International Conference on Collaborate Computing (CollaborateCom), 2010.
  • ACM Recognition Award for serving as Program Chair for the MobiDE workshop, 2009.
  • Co-Program Chair of the International Workshop on Semantic Big Data, in conjunction with ACM International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), 2016, 2017.
  • Sponsorship Chair, the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management, 2014-2015.
  • Organizer of Big Data Mining - International Workshop on Big Data, Streams and Heterogeneous Source Mining: Algorithms, Systems, Programming Models and Applications (BigMine) – co-located with ACM International Conference on Knowledge and Data Discovery (KDD 2012-2016).
  • Editor, Open Journal of Databases (OJDB).
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Information Security and International Journal of Information Technology and Database Systems.
  • Editorial Board Member of Knowledge and Information Systems journal, 2010-2012.
  • Review Board Member of the Proceedings of the VLDB (Very Large Data Bases) Endowment (PVLDB), 2011 – 2014.
  • Program Committee Member, ACM International Conference on Knowledge and Data Discovery, 2016.
  • Program Committee Member, IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, 2016.

Dr. Le Gruenwald is a David W. Franke Professor of the School of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma and a Program Director of the Information Integration and Informatics cluster, the Information Privacy and Security cross-cutting area and the Cyber Trust program at National Science Foundation. She received her PhD degree in computer science from Southern Methodist University in 1990. Prior to joining OU, She worked for White River Technologies as a Software Engineer, Southern Methodist University as a faculty member in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, and NEC America, Advanced Switching Laboratory as a Member of the Technical Staff in the Database Management Group. Dr. Gruenwald's major research interests include Mobile and Sensor Databases, Data Security, Privacy and Confidentiality, Stream Data Management, Data Mining, Real-Time Distributed Databases, Autonomic Data Management, Multimedia Databases and Web Databases. She has published more than one hundred technical papers in books, journals, and conference proceedings.

  • NSF,  “III Medium: Collaborative Research: Spatial Data and Trajectory Data Management for GPUs,” National Science Foundation, Aug 2013-July 2017.
  • NSF, “Cost- and Energy-Aware Spatio-Temporal Query Processing in Mobile Clouds,” National Science Foundation, Sept. 2013-Aug. 2017.
  • NSF, “BD Hubs: Collaborative Proposal: SOUTH: A Big Data Innovation Hub for the South Region,” National Science Foundation, Oct. 2015-Sept. 2018 (with S. Aluru at Georgia Tech, S. Ahalt at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill et al.).
  • NSF, "EAGER: Advancing Biological Interpretations of Radar Data," National Science Foundation, Aug 2013-Aug 2017 (with J. Kelly et al.).
  • NSF, “EPSCoR RII Track 2 Oklahoma and Kansas:  A cyberCommons for Ecological Forecasting,” National Science Foundation, Sept 2009 – Sept 2012 (with P. Risser et al.).
  • NASA, “Estimating Missing Data in Sensor Network Databases Using Data Mining to Support Space Data Analysis,”  NASA, 2004-2010
  • Eleazar Gonzaler Leal, Le Gruenwald and Jianting Zhang, “Towards an Efficient Top-K Trajectory Similarity Query Processing Algorithm for Big Trajectory Data on GPGPUs,” 2016 IEEE Big Data Congress, July 2016.
  • Liangzhe Li and Le Gruenwald, “An SLA and Operation Cost-Aware Performance Re-Tuning Algorithm for Cloud Databases,” 2016 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing, July 2016.
  • Jianting Zhang, Simin You and Le Gruenwald, “Parallel Online Spatial and Temporal Aggregations on Multi-core CPUs and Many-Core GPUs,” Information Systems, Vol. 44, August 2014.
  • Zhaowen Xing and Le Gruenwald, "Managing Concurrent Execution of Transactions in Mobile Ad-Hoc Network Database Systems: an Energy-Efficient Approach," Distributed and Parallel Databases, Vol. 31, Issue 2, DOI: 10.1007/s10619-012-7114-2, 2013.
  • Md. Shiblee Sadik and Le Gruenwald, "Research Issues in Outlier Detection for Data Streams," SIGKDD Explorations, Vol. 15, No. 1, June  2013.
  • Hamed Chok, Le Gruenwald, “Spatio-Temporal Association Rule Mining Framework for Sensor Network Applications,” ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2009), November 2009.
  • Prasanna Padnabhan, Le Gruenwald, Anita Vallur, and Mohamed Atiquzzaman, “A Survey of Data Replication Techniques for Mobile Ad-Hoc Network Databases,” Journal of Very Large Data Bases, Vol. 17, Issue 5, August 2008.