Yehoshua Sagiv

Yehoshua Chaim ("Shuky") Sagiv is a computer scientist and professor of computer science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He obtained his PhD at Princeton University in 1978. His advisor was Jeffrey Ullman.

Yehoshua Sagiv
Alma materPrinceton University
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science

Sagiv is one of the founders of the field of relational database theory, and specifically of dependency theory.[1] He also did seminal work in the areas of semi-structured databases[2] and local-as-view data integration.[3]

Currently (2008) he is the most-published author in the ACM Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (with 29 papers published there).[4] He was also the winner of the ACM SIGMOD Test of Time Award in 2002.[5]


  1. David Maier, Alberto O. Mendelzon, Yehoshua Sagiv: Testing Implications of Data Dependencies. ACM Trans. Database Syst. 4(4): 455-469 (1979)
  2. Hector Garcia-Molina, Yannis Papakonstantinou, Dallan Quass, Anand Rajaraman, Yehoshua Sagiv, Jeffrey D. Ullman, Vasilis Vassalos, Jennifer Widom: The TSIMMIS Approach to Mediation: Data Models and Languages. J. Intell. Inf. Syst. 8(2): 117-132 (1997)
  3. Alon Y. Levy, Alberto O. Mendelzon, Yehoshua Sagiv, Divesh Srivastava: Answering Queries Using Views. PODS 1995: 95-104
  4. ACM PODS pages
  5. SIGMOD awards page

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