Dr. David Maluf is an international leader in the areas of databases and collaborative human-machine interaction. David received his Ph.D. in 1995 from McGill University, Canada. After he graduated, he joined McGill University and the Center de Recherhe Informatique in Montreal as an adjunct professor and scientist in collaborative human-machine interaction, respectively. Afterwards, he moved to California and joined the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University where he got involved with main stream database efforts laboratory focusing in the design, implementation, evaluation and maintenance of large systems, heterogeneous databases. David has published over 70 papers, 2 books, and inventor on many patents.
In 1998 David has been a key player in leading edge database technology in bio-informatics at Incyte Pharmaceuticals. He was part of the development team of a comprehensive system for managing the explosion of genomic data in both public and private databases. These systems have resulted in the making of Incyte Pharmaceuticals into a Fortune 500 company. Later on, David founded Science Gate Bay Inc. in 1999, to develop the first device database core technology. David operated Science Gate Bay as CEO until it was successfully acquired by Cap Epsilon, a lead Silicon Valley company in networking and storage. Today, David is on the advisory board of many Silicon Valley companies.
Currently, David is on an appointment to NASA heading the database laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center. At NASA, he has been the Project Manager for Knowledge Engineering under the Engineering for Complex Systems program. This project has led into effectively the design of NASA's Exploration Missions in Data and IT Architecture. He is the inventor on many NASA patents, including NETMARK tool suites, which were commercialized by industry, leading to worldwide products such as NASA-Xerox (NX) and Program/Project Management Tool (PMT). He is the recipient of the NASA agency-wide Best Technology Commercialization, Turning Goals into Reality, Outstanding Service Award, and Space Act Awards.