Jignesh M. Patel is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998. His current research interests are in large-scale data management, spatial data management, and biological data management. He is the recipient of an NSF Career Award, and multiple IBM Faculty Awards. He has served as the VLDB 2009 Core Database Technology PC Chair, as Vice-Chair for IEEE ICDE 2005, as an Associate Editor for the Systems and Prototype section of ACM SIGMOD Record, and as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin.