Mohamed Houri has a Ph.D. in fluid mechanics (scientific computing) from the University of Aix-Marseille II, preceded by an engineer diploma in aeronautics. He has been working around the Oracle database for more than fourteen years for different European customers as an independent Oracle consultant specializing in tuning and troubleshooting Oracle performance problems. Mohamed has also worked with the Naval Architect Society of Japan on the analysis of tsunamis and breaking waves using a powerful signal analysis called Wavelet Transform. He maintains an Oracle blog and is active in the Oracle Worldwide forum and in the French equivalent. He tweets about Oracle topics at @MohamedHouri.