DBTG Meeting: 11.11.2014

Recently there has been a significant interest in building big data systems that can handle not only “big data” but also “fast data” for analytics. The work is strongly motivated by recent real-world case studies that point to the need for a general, unified data processing framework to support analytical queries with different latency requirements. Towards this goal, the project is designed to transform the popular MapReduce computation model, originally proposed for batch processing, into distributed (near) real-time processing.

Yanlei Diao is Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research interests are in information architectures and data management systems, with a focus on big data analytics, data streams, uncertain data management, and RFID and sensor data management. She received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005, her M.S. in Computer Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2000, and her B.S. in Computer Science from Fudan University in 1998. Yanlei Diao was a recipient of the 2013 CRA-W Borg Early Career Award (one female computer scientist selected each year), IBM Scalable Innovation Faculty Award, and NSF Career Award, and she was a finalist of the Microsoft Research New Faculty Award. She spoke at the Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series at the University of Texas at Austin. Her PhD dissertation “Query Processing for Large-Scale XML Message Brokering” won the 2006 ACM-SIGMOD Dissertation Award Honorable Mention. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of the ACM SIGMOD Record, Associate Editor of ACM TODS, Area Chair of SIGMOD 2015, and member of the SIGMOD Executive Committee and SIGMOD Software Systems Award Committee. In the past, she has served as Associate Editor of PVLDB, organizing committee member of SIGMOD, CIDR, DMSN, and the New England Database Summit, as well as on the program committees of many international conferences and workshops. Her research has been strongly supported by industry with awards from Google, IBM, Cisco, NEC labs, and the Advanced Cybersecurity Center.
The meeting takes place at 1400h in BIN 1.D.07. The talk is held in English.