Welcome to the Personal Page of
Versión local (en español)
I am Full Professor at the
Department of Computer Science (DCC),
Faculty of Physical and Mathematical
University of Chile.
My main areas of interest are
- Design and analysis of algorithms and data structures
- Text databases
- Compressed data structures
- Metric databases
- I am not anymore the director of the Center for
Web Research; that was until August 2008.
- Member of the High Council of Scientific and Technological Development of
Fondecyt Program, Conicyt, Chile.
- Research Coordinator (DCC).
- Member of the Academic Evaluation Committee (Faculty).
- Member of the Department Council (DCC).
- Member of the Appeals Committee (Faculty).
- Member of the Postgraduate Committee (DCC).
Research Activities and Material
- Algorithmic Wednesdays Group (in Spanish)
- Millennium Institute for Cell
Dynamics and Biotechnology
- SISAP --- International
Workshop on Similarity Search and Applications
- Software (most is free)
- Book Flexible Pattern Matching in Strings
- Pizza&Chili Site of
compressed text indexes and their testbeds
- Libcds, library of compact
data structures in Google Code.
- Area Editor of the
Encyclopedia of Algorithms, Springer. Ming-Yang Kao, editor.
Area "String Algorithms and Data Structures; Compression of Text and Data".
- Member of the Editorial Board of
ACM Journal of Experimental Algorithmics
- PC Co-chair of SISAP 2012.
- Special session chair of DCC 2014,
"Compressed Data Structures".
- PC Member 2011-:
ICALP 2011 (track A),
ESA 2012 (track B),
- Invited speaker 2010-:
LATIN 2014 (Montevideo, Uruguay, March 30 - April 4),
IWOCA 2012 (Tamil Nadu,
India, July 19-21),
CPM 2012 and
SWAT 2012 (Helsinki, Finland,
SPIRE 2010 (Los Cabos,
Mexico, October 11-13),
AMW 2010 (Buenos Aires,
Argentina, May 17-20),
- Past conference chairing:
cochair of SISAP 2012,
cochair of SISAP 2008,
a track of ENC 2007,
cochair of IFIP TCS 2006,
cochair of SPIRE 2005,
posters cochair of SIGIR 2005.
See the local Spanish page.
Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación
Universidad de Chile
Blanco Encalada 2120
Santiago - Chile