Tova Milo

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Tova Milo
Alma materHebrew University
Known forModels and algorithms for web data, semi-structured data and XML, crowd-based data sourcing
AwardsAlberto O. Mendelzon Test-of-Time Award, the Weizmann Award and the VLDB Women in Database Research Award
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
InstitutionsTel Aviv University
Doctoral advisorCatriel Beeri

Tova Milo[1] is a full Professor of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University.[2] She served as the head of the Computer Science Department from 2011-2014.[3] Milo is the head of the data management group in Tel Aviv University,[4] and her research focuses on Web data management. She received her PhD from the Hebrew University in 1992 under the supervision of Catriel Beeri, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and INRIA, France, prior to joining Tel Aviv University.[5]

Milo has co-authored over 200 papers in top database conferences and journals, as well as a book on business processes,[6] with over 9700 citations and H-Index 50 (computed by Google Scholar[7]). Milo is one of the most prolific authors in the premier Symposium on Principles of Database Systems[8] and was the first (and only, as of 2015) woman to be a keynote speaker at this symposium.[9] In 2010, Milo and her co-authors Victor Vianu and Dan Suciu won the Alberto O. Mendelzon Test-of-Time Award for their paper on type checking for XML transformation languages.[10]

Milo has served on the editorial board of top database journals (VLDB journal[11] and TODS[12]) and as the Program Committee Chair of (among others) the Symposium on Principles of Database Systems, the International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT),[13] as well as the VLDB conference. She is a member of the ICDT Council[14] and the VLDB endowment.[15]

In 2012 Milo was elected as a ACM Fellow for her "contributions to database theory and business process management".[16] In 2014 she was elected as a member of the Academy of Europe, Academia Europaea.[17] In 2017 she won the Weizmann Prize for Exact Sciences as well as the VLDB Women in Database Research award.

Milo is featured in the Notable Women in Computing cards.[18]


  1. ^ "Tova Milo's Homepage". Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  2. ^ "ביה"ס למדעי המחשב".
  3. ^ "יצירת קשר והגעה".
  4. ^ "The Blavatnik School of Computer Science – Tel Aviv University בית ספר למדעי המחשב אוניברסיטת תל אביב". Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  5. ^ "Tova Milo". Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  6. ^ "DBLP: Tova Milo". Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  7. ^ "Tova Milo - Google Scholar Citations". Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  8. ^ "Who are we — ACM SIGMOD Official Website". Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  9. ^ "PODS Keynote Speakers — ACM SIGMOD Official Website". Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  10. ^ "ACM PODS Alberto O. Mendelzon Test-of-Time Award – SIGMOD Website".
  11. ^ "Editorial Board". 2009-07-18. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  12. ^ "ACM Transactions on Database Systems On-line - Editorial Board". Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  13. ^ "ICDT: the International Conference on Database Theory". Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  14. ^ "Umleitung ICDT Website".
  15. ^ "VLDB Endowment Inc". 2010-08-30. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
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  17. ^ "Academia Europaea".
  18. ^ "Notable Women in Computing".