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Peter Revesz
University of Nebraska, Lincoln








Dr. Peter Revesz is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research interests include database systems, bioinformatics, and geoinformatics. He directed the development of two databases systems: the MLPQ system for constraint, spatial and moving objects databases, and the PROFESS system for genome databases. He is the author of the textbooks Introduction to Constraint Databases (Springer 2002) and Introduction to Databases: From Biological to Spatio-Temporal (Springer 2010). Dr. Revesz served as the co-chair of several international conferences. He was invited as a visiting researcher to several universities and research laboratories including as a William J. Fulbright U.S. Senior Scholar at the University of Athens in Greece, and as an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science in Germany. Dr. Revesz earned his Ph.D. from Brown University and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Toronto.

State Department Profile

Export Control and Border Security

Dr. Revesz worked on the Export Control and Border Security (EXBS) initiative that assists more than 60 countries in improving their trade control systems to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the irresponsible transfer of advanced conventional weapons. He taught a “Databases and Data Mining for Commodity Targeting” course to customs and export control officials in Kenya and the Ukraine and worked on a proposal to the World Customs Organization for an international targeting software development. He was also part of a U.S. delegation in Vienna to the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, where 40 countries met to maintain lists of controlled items.


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