AnHai's picture       AnHai Doan

      Associate Professor, Database Group
      Director, the Professional Master and Certificate Program
      Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin
      Room 4355, 1210 W. Dayton St, Madison WI 53706, (608) 262 9759, fax: (608) 262 9777


Recent News
  • CV as of Jan 2014.
  • Mike Carey and I co-organized the Database Research Self-Assessment Meeting in Oct 2013.
  • Nov 2013: The CS department launched the Professional Master's Program. Applications are being accepted for enrolling in Fall 2014. A professional certificate program will be launched in May 2014.
  • Jul 2012: Morgan Kaufmann published our textbook, ``Principles of Data Integration'' (with Alon Halevy and Zack Ives).
  • Sep 2012: Returned to UW-Madison from unpaid leave, while continuing as Chief Scientist of WalmartLabs.
  • Apr 2011: Kosmix was acquired by Walmart and turned into WalmartLabs. Continued as Chief Scientist of WalmartLabs.
  • Jun 2010: Took unpaid leave from UW-Madison to work as Chief Scientist of Kosmix in the Valley.
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Databases, AI, and Web. I am especially interested in developing principles and tools to manage the growing universe of messy and heterogeneous data. Currently I focus on data integration, data/schema/ontology matching, information extraction, text management, building knowledge bases, and crowdsourcing. Ongoing projects:

Past projects: Selected Recent Publications   (Complete List   DBLP Entry   Google Scholar Entry) Selected Awards and Honors Ph.D. Students

Adel Ardalan, Sanjib Kumar Das, Chaitanya Gokhale, Pradap Konda, Paul Suganthan GC

Alumni (and first jobs):


I usually teach CS 784, Advanced Topics in Data Management, and CS 564, Introduction to RDBMSs.