Wei Hong is a senior researcher at Intel Research, Berkeley. His
current research focuses on data management in sensor networks. He
leads the Application Sensor Kit (ASK) project at Intel Research and is
one of the designer/developers of TinyDB, an open-source, in-network
sensor database system.
Prior to joining Intel Research, Wei co-founded and architected the
products of two startup companies: Illustra Information Technology Inc.
and Cohera Corp. Illustra developed the first successful commercial
Object-Relational database system. It was acquired by Informix, now
part of IBM. Cohera provided electronic catalog management solutions
based on a novel federated database system that it developed. Its
technology was acquired by PeopleSoft.
Wei earned a Ph.D. in computer science from UC Berkeley and holds a
master and two bachelor degrees from Tsinghua University in Beijing,