Peter Boncz

Full Name
Prof.dr. P.A. Boncz
+31 20 592 4309
Scientific Staff Member, MT member
Peter Boncz


Member of the CWI management team and researcher in the area of data systems. Professor in the special chair of Large Scale Analytical Database Systems at VU University Amsterdam. Co-founder of four spin-off companies in data systems. Founder of graph data council LDBC.


All publications


  • Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) (2020)
  • Best paper runner up award, International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM 2017) (2017)
  • Humboldt Research Award (2013)
  • VLDB 10-year - Best Paper Award - 27 August (2009)
  • DaMoN workshop - with Marcin Zukowski, Niels Nes and Sandor Héman (2008)
  • DaMoN workshop - with Sandor Héman, Niels Nes and Marcin Zukowski (2007)
  • ICT Regie Award (2006)

Professional activities

  • Committee member: DaMoN steering committee
  • Founder: MonetDB BV
  • Editor: Journal: VLDB Journal
  • Professor: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - [VU] - Large-Scale Analytical Data Management
  • Founder: Linked Data Benchmark Council (
  • Founder: GRADES workshop series
  • Honorary Position: Hans Fischer Senior Fellow - TU Munich
  • Founder: of Data Science Platform Netherlands (
  • Advisor: Databricks Corp
  • Speaker: Keynote speaker - HardBD International Workshop on Big Data Management on Emerging Hardware, ICDE 2018
  • Board Member: Board of Directors of the CIDR organization 2020-2025
  • Speaker: Keynote speaker - EDBT 2022
  • Honorary Position: ACM Fellow
  • Chair: General Chair of CIDR 2023
  • Committee member: ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data - [SIGMOD]

Current projects with external funding

  • Actian Research Grant II (ACTIAN II)
  • Databricks CWI Research Agreement (Databricks)
  • Databricks III (Databricks III)
  • Lokale Digitale Competentie centra (DCC) (DCC-NWO-I)
  • Velox Optimizations and supporting new file formats (Meta)
  • RelationalAI-CWI Research Grant Agreement (RelationalAI)