G. N. (Glenn) Paulley manages the query processing development team at Sybase iAnywhere, which he joined in 1995. The query processing team is responsible for both query optimization and query execution, in SQL Anywhere. His specific areas of interest include query optimization, multidatabase and distributed query processing, relational database theory, database user interface design, user models, systems analysis, and information retrieval. During his 25-year industrial career Glenn has held previous positions at Amdahl Corporation as a Field/Systems Engineer (specializing in VM and MVS performance), and at the Great-West Life Assurance Company as both a database administrator for IMS/VS and DB2/MVS systems and as an application architect. He is the Sybase representative on the US INCITS DM32.2 committee for the ISO/ANSI SQL standard, and is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, ACM, and ACM SIGMOD. He is also the Associate Editor (Industry Perspectives) of ACM SIGMOD Record.
Photograph by Alex Wilson
Glenn holds a B.Sc (First Class Honours) and an M.Sc, both in Computer Science, from the University of Manitoba, and holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. While at Waterloo, he was co-supervised by Frank Wm. Tompa and Per-Ake (Paul) Larson. His PhD thesis was entitled “Exploiting Functional Dependence in Query Optimization.”
If you’d like to get in touch with me, particularly about the topics on this blog or anything about SQL Anywhere, send me email at paulley (at) sybase (dot) com.
One of my other passions is photography, particularly black-and-white photography – though I’m completely immersed in the digital world, in my photography I continue to utilize analog (ie film) equipment. If you’re looking for my images on-line, click here.