Naphtali Rishe, PhD

    biography

    World renowned Computer Scientist and Professor at Florida International University.
    Founded and directs the High Performance Database Research Center at FIU.
    Directs the NSF-funded Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology at FIU.

    Dr. Rishe has authored 5 books and edited 7 books on database management, location-based data, health informatics, and high performance computing. He is the inventor of 5 U.S. patents on database querying, semantic database performance, Internet data extraction, and computer medicine. Dr. Rishe has authored 300 papers in journals and proceedings on databases, software engineering, Geographic Information Systems, Internet, and life sciences. He was awarded over $55 million in research grants by Government and Industry, including NSF, NASA, IBM, DoI, DHS, USGS.  Dr. Rishe is the Founder and Director of the High Performance Database Research Center at FIU (HPDRC); Director of the NSF Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology at FIU (CREST) and of the NSF International FIU-FAU-Dubna Industry-University Cooperative Research Center for Advanced Knowledge Enablement (I/UCRC). Dr. Rishe is the inaugural FIU Outstanding University Professor and Eminent Chair Professor in Computer Science.  Dr. Rishe’s TerraFly project has been extensively covered by worldwide press, including the New York Times, USA Today, NPR, Science and Nature journals, and FOX TV News.  Dr. Rishe’s principal projects are  TerraFly (a 50 TB database of aerial imagery and Web-based GIS) and Medical Informatics.