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Tianzheng Wang is an assistant professor in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Metro Vancouver, Canada. His research centres around the making of database systems in the context of modern hardware, new programming language features and primitives, and new applications. His work also often extends to related areas such as operating systems, parallel programming and distributed systems. Tianzheng Wang received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 2017 and 2014, respectively. He received his B.Sc. in Computing degree (First Class Honours) from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2012. Prior to joining SFU, he spent one year (2017-2018) at Huawei Canada Research Centre (Toronto) as a research engineer. In addition to adoptions by major cloud vendors and startups, his work has been recognized by two ACM SIGMOD Research Highlight Awards (2020 and 2022), a 2019 IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing (Early Career Researchers) and nominations for best/memorable paper awards.