Dr. Eltabakh is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute since 2011. He is a member of the Database Systems Research Group in WPI (DSRG). Eltabakh received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Purdue University in May 2010. His research and teaching interests are in the broad areas of database systems, Big Data, and information management. In particular, his research focuses on query optimization and indexing techniques, scientific data management, metadata and annotation management, and large-scale data analytics on cloud-based infrastructures.