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Dr. Mahmoud Sakr is a researcher at the Faculty of Engineering in the Free University of Brussels (English for Université Libre de Bruxelles ULB). His main research scope is mobility data science. He is a co-founder of the MobilityDB MOD, an OSGeo community project that extends PostgreSQL and PostGIS with temporal and spatiotemporal data types. It provides data management of geospatial trajectories in SQL. He is also a co-chair of the Moving Feature Standards Working Group MF-SWG of the Open Geospatial Consortium OGC. He contributes to the making standards on moving object data representation, exchange and analysis. He contributed as initial convener in amending the MF-SWG charter to cover these topics. He is currently the ULB coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master programme on Big Data Management and Analytics BDMA, and an organizer in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN-European Joint Doctorate programme on Data Engineering for Data Science DEDS. He holds a PhD (dr.rer.nat) from the FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany. He has published 24 papers in venues including ACM TODS, GeoInformatica, IJGIS, MDM, and SIGSPATIAL. He has given multiple talks in key open source community conferences including FOSS4G, PGConf, and FOSDEM. For more information: