Ismail is a Principal Software Engineer at Snowflake’s Berlin office. He has been working on the Search Optimization Service since its inception. He holds a PhD in database systems from TU Dresden (Germany) and a Msc. from Ensimag, the CS engineering school of Grenoble Institute of Technology (France). Ismail holds 10+ patents and has published his research results in premier database research conferences such as SIGMOD and VLDB.