Umeshwar Dayal

Umeshwar Dayal is an HP Fellow and co-director of the Advanced Database Research program at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. His research interests are data mining, business process management, distributed information management, and decision support technologies, especially as applied to e-business. Umesh has over 25 years of research experience in information management and business process management. Prior to joining HP Labs, he was a senior researcher at DEC's Cambridge Research Lab, chief scientist at Xerox Advanced Information Technology and Computer Corporation of America and on the faculty at the University of Texas - Austin. He obtained his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Harvard University. Umesh has published extensively and holds several patents in the areas of database systems, transaction management, workflow systems, and data mining. He has been a member of the Board of the VLDB Endowment, the Board of the International Foundation for Cooperative Information Systems and the Advisory Board of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute. Contact him at