Head of Data Systems and Theory Group


  • Denise Gloor (; +41 44 635 67 58)

Senior Assistants

Dr Ahmet Kara
  • PhD in Computer Science (Technical University of Dortmund, Germany) on Logics and Automata on data words and data trees and their applications in formal system verification
  • Research interests: principles of factorized computation; incremental view maintenance

Dr Cédric Renggli
  • PhD in Computer Science (ETH Zurich) on Building Data-Centric Systems for Machine Learning Development and Operations
  • Research interests: machine learning system; data management for machine learning; foundation of data-centric AI

PhD Students


Nadia Knorozova (PhD student, Zurich)
  • BA in Computer Science (University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, USA), MSc in Computer Science (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Software Engineer: General Mills, Inc (Minneapolis); LogicBlox, Inc(Atlanta)
  • Research interests: databases and machine learning


Antonia Kormpa (PhD student, Oxford)
  • BSc in Computer Engineering and Informatics, MSc in Computer Science (University of Patras, Greece)
  • Research interests: spatial joins


Haozhe Zhang (Assistant, Zurich; PhD student, Oxford)
  • MSc in Computer Science (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Research interests: incremental view maintenance


Dorde Zivanovic (PhD student, Oxford)
  • MSc in Electrical engineering and Computer Science and BSc in Electrical engineering (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
  • Research interests: in-database linear algebra


Master Students per Project

  • Revisiting Alpha Acyclicity (August 2022 - January 2023)
    Students: Najma Christen, Julian Novoa Martin
  • Approximate Convex Hulls (July 2022 - January 2023)
    Students: Pascal Severin Andermatt, Tobias Fankhauser, Paul-Philipp Luley, Luis Torrejon Machado
  • Matrix Profile (March - September 2022)
    Student: Christoph Meyer
  • Dynamic Query Evaluation (December 2021 - June 2022)
    Student: Erlin Zylalaj
  • Optimised Feature Engineering (July 2021 - January 2022)
    Students: Carmen Christen, Lukas Vollenweider, Christoph Mayer