Current students

Future students

In general, avoid sending me a message with your CV or long explanations about your skills and job experience (I will not read these messages, sorry). I am always looking for motivated PhD students, willing to learn systems research, machine learning, linear algebra and efficient algorithms for large data sets. Unfortunately, I cannot provide support for BS students, MS students or postdocs. If you apply to our PhD program and would like to work with me, send me email after you read my papers and you convince me why you would be a good student in my group. I do not expect a PhD student to be an expert on my research topics before joining my group. But it is desirable, a student has background (at the college level) in the following topics (in at least three of them):
  • Linear Algebra
  • machine learning (I do not care about deep neural net learning)
  • Multivariate statistical models
  • Search and sorting algorithms; external memory data structures
  • C++ and Java programming
  • SQL query optimization

Past students

The job prospect for database systems students is excellent, especially in the DBMS industry, search engines and IT departments in large companies.
  • Garcia-Alvarado, Carlos, MS, 2008, PhD 2012 (Amazon, Database cloud services)
  • Chen ,Zhibo, PhD, 2011 (Halliburton, Oil)
  • Limaye, Manish, MS, 2011 (Riversand Technologies, Business Software)
  • Goyal, Anu, MS, 2009 (ABB, Energy)
  • Pitchaimalai, Sasi, MS, 2008
  • Navas, Mario, MS, 2009 (DBMS Consultant in Ecuador)
  • Zhao, Kai, MS, 2009 (China Reinsurance Asset Management Corp.)
  • Javier Garcia-Garcia, PhD, 2008; PhD UNAM (Assistant Professor UNAM, Mexico)
  • Zhang, Yiqun, MS, 2016 (VoltDB, transaction processing)