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G. N. (Glenn) Paulley is a Professor of Information Technology at Conestoga College in Kitchener. His interests include database system implementation, query optimization, database design, relational database theory, user models, software testing and quality assurance, software engineering, data structures and algorithms, information retrieval, systems analysis, multidatabase systems, and information systems management.

Photograph by Alex Wilson

You can reach Glenn at:

Office: Conestoga College Doon Campus, room 2A605
(519) 748-5220 x 2525
Mailing address:

Glenn Paulley
Professor, Information Technology Programs
Conestoga College ITAL
299 Doon Valley Drive
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4M4

Prior to joining Conestoga, he managed the query processing development team at Sybase iAnywhere, which he joined in 1995. That team is responsible for both query optimization and query execution in SQL Anywhere, Sybase’s self-managing embedded database system.

During his 25-year industrial career Glenn has also held positions at Amdahl Corporation as a Field/Systems Engineer (specializing in VM and MVS performance), and at the Great-West Life Assurance Company as both a database administrator for IMS/VS and DB2/MVS systems and as an application architect. During his tenure at Sybase, he was the Sybase representative on the US INCITS DM32.2 committee for the ISO/ANSI SQL standard. Glenn is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, ACM, and ACM SIGMOD. He is also the Associate Editor (Industry Perspectives) of ACM SIGMOD Record.

Glenn holds a B.Sc (First Class Honours) and an M.Sc, both in Computer Science, from the University of Manitoba, and holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. While at Waterloo, he was co-supervised by Frank Wm. Tompa and Per-Ake (Paul) Larson. His PhD thesis was entitled “Exploiting Functional Dependence in Query Optimization.”

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