My name is Immanuel Trummer, I'm assistant professor for computer science at Cornell University. My research focuses on database and data analysis. In particular, I'm interested in making data analysis more efficient via smart planning and optimization. I also develop novel algorithms and systems that extract useful insights from large data sets. Beyond that, I'm generally interested in leveraging cutting-edge technology with long-term potential for database-related problems (e.g., I'm collaborating with NASA on projects related to quantum computing).

My research led to various publications at the main database conferences. Papers of mine were recently selected for best of VLDB, the ACM SIGMOD Research Highlight Award, and for publication in CACM as CACM Research Highlight. I'm recipient of the Google European PhD Fellowship in structured data analysis and alumnus of the German National Academic Foundation. This Web site gives an overview of my research and contains related material such as video recordings of my recent talks. Please feel free to mail me any comments or questions to

I'm currently looking for excellent PhD students!
If interested: mail your CV and a short description of your reserarch interests to

In the following talk, I give a short overview of my recent and ongoing work on query optimization, text mining, quantum annealing, and natural language interfaces: