Dr. Mauro Sozio is an Associate Professor at Telecom ParisTech University (Paris Institute of technology for telecommunications) the leading French engineering school specialized in computer science. He joined Telecom ParisTech in October 2011. Previously, he held a visiting scientist position at IBM Almaden (USA) and a senior researcher position at the Max-Planck Institute of Computer Science in Germany in the group of Gerhard WeikumHis PhD advisor was Alessandro Panconesi. During his studies as a PhD student he visited the computer science department of Cornell university, USA under the supervision of David Shmoys. His research interests include data mining and database problems with a focus on algorithm design and scalability issues.