Joseph M. Hellerstein is the Jim Gray Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Hellerstein’s work focuses on data-centric systems and the way they drive computing.
Hellerstein is an ACM Fellow, and his research has been recognized by multiple awards including an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, three ACM-SIGMOD “Test of Time” awards, VLDB Best Paper award, IBM Research Best Paper in Computer Science, NSF CAREER, NASA New Investigator, and an Okawa Foundation Fellowship. In 2010, Fortune Magazine included him in their list of 50 smartest people in technology. MIT’s Technology Review included his work on the Bloom language for cloud programming on their 2010 TR10 list of the 10 most important emerging technologies; in 1999 he was on their inaugural TR100 list of young innovators.
Hellerstein is the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Foundations and Trends in Databases. He currently serves on the advisory board of ACM SIGMOD and ACM SoCC. In the past, he has served on the Scientific Advisory Board (Fachbeirat) of the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science. In addition to his role in academia, Hellerstein is the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Trifacta.