Rafael Alonso


SET Corporation

Dr. Rafael Alonso joined SET Corporation in January 2006, where he serves as Senior Vice President and Director of SET's Information Systems and Security Division. Prior to joining SET Corporation, Rafael was part of the management staff at Sarnoff Corporation. As Technical Director of Sarnoff' Convergence Laboratory, Rafael was responsible for overseeing a staff of 40 employees with more than $10 million of externally funded research projects in a number of areas including Multimedia Storage and Databases Systems, Web Information Systems, Machine Learning and User Modeling, Video Quality, Video Compression, Digital Cinema, and Targeted Advertising. Prior to joining Sarnoff, Rafael co-founded the Matsushita Information Technology Laboratory in Princeton, N.J., where he served in various roles including Associate Director and Senior Scientist. At MITL, Rafael developed leading edge Information and Video Systems for Panasonic. Rafael started his career as an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department of Princeton University, where he graduated several students, and co-developed new courses in database technology and distributed systems. Rafael has published over 50 scientific papers in information and knowledge management topics. Rafael obtained his B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from New York University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley.

Refereed Publications


  1. J. Sleeman, R. Alonso, H. Li, A. Pope, and A. Badia, "Opaque Attribute Alignment", InProceedings, Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Data Engineering Meets the Semantic Web, April 2012, 760 downloads.