Ramez A. Elmasri
(born 20 October 1950, in Giza
) is a computer scientist and a noted researcher in the field of database systems. He is also professor and associate chairman in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington
He is best known as the author of the textbooks: "Fundamentals of Database systems" (with Shamkant Navathe
, published by Pearson, edition 7, 2015). His book has been a leading textbook in the database area worldwide for last 25 years. It is now in its 7th edition, which has been translated into Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Greek, Euskara (Basque language), and in Arabic. His book is used as a standard textbook in India, Pakistan, Europe, South Africa, Australia and South East Asia, and is also widely used in the US, Canada, and South America. He has been working at The University of Texas at Arlington since 1990 and has had supervised 16 Ph.D. and more than 200 M.S. projects/ thesis.
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