Timour is a MySQL optimizer developer since 2004. The main projects he implemented in the MySQL server are: the greedy optimizer (5.0), min/max optimization and loose index scan (5.0), subquery materialization (6.0), and re-engineering of name resolution for nested joins (5.0).
Before joining MySQL, he received his Ph.D. in database technology from Uppsala University, Sweden, in the area of query processing for P2P databases. During his studies he worked as a summer intern at IBM where he contributed code to the query optimizer of DB2 Information Integrator.
Currently he is a MariaDB server developer at Monty Program AB, working on new optimizer features to deliver improved performance and robustness.
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