Carlos Ordonez studied at UNAM, Mexico, 1986-1990 and 1994-1996, getting a B.Sc. in applied math and an M.S. in CS. He then continued PhD studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology under Edward Omiecinski, concentrating on database systems, getting the PhD in 2000. Carlos worked at Teradata (formerly NCR) from 1998 to 2006, developing DBMS analytic software and providing data mining consulting to major companies. Carlos collaborated in the optimization of data mining algorithms to work inside the Teradata parallel DBMS. In 2006 Carlos joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Houston, where he leads the DBMS group. Since 2013 he has been collaborating with Michael Stonebraker, regularly visiting the Database Group at MIT. From 2014 to 2015 Carlos is a visiting researcher at ATT Research Labs in NY, working on stream analytics. His research has been funded by NSF.