Data Management, Exploration and Mining (DMX) - Visitors 2004



S. Sudarshan

S. Sudarshan who is currently here as a Visiting Researcher in the DMX group, is on a years sabbatical from IIT Bombay, India where he is a Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department. Sudarshan got his PhD from the Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, and worked in the database research group at AT&T Bell Laboratories for 3 years before moving to IIT Bombay in 1995. His research interests are in the area of query processing and optimization, and his most recent areas have included keyword querying on databases, parametric and nested query optimization, and fine-grained authorization in databases.



Nilesh Dalvi

I am a third year Ph.D. student at University of Washington where I work with Dan Suciu on probabilistic models for data integration. At Microsoft, I am working with Surajit Chaudhuri on using user preferences for ranking database query results. In my spare time, I can be found playing tennis, bridge, solving cryptic crosswords or reading books.


Seung-won Hwang

I am a PhD student from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My primary research interest is ranked query processing. Besides computer science, I love playing the violin and backpacking. I’m excited to spend another summer at MSR and enjoy northwest outdoors.


Shubha Nabar

Hi! I’m a second year PhD student at Stanford University, where my advisor is Rajeev Motwani. My research interests include algorithms for applications areas like networking and databases. This summer I’m interning in the DMX group and working on the Autoadmin project. My non-academic interests include playing badminton, squash (racquet sports in general), reading and cooking.


Stratos Papadomanolakis

I am a 3d year Ph.D. student in Carnegie Mellon University. I am interested in self-tuning database systems, specifically in automating the design of database structures based on workload and hardware configuration information. For my internship I am working with Vivek Narasayya on the Database Tuning Advisor.


Alpa Shah

I am a second year PhD student at Columbia University and my advisor is Luis Gravano. I am working on developing efficient strategies for relational query processing over plain text documents by relying on information extraction and information retrieval techniques.


Dilys Thomas

I am a second year PhD student at Stanford, advised by Rajeev Motwani.
I am interested in Algorithm Design, and am applying it recently to
Data Streams, Privacy, and Query Optimization.

My other interests include outdoor sports esp, soccer.




Ying Xu

I am a first year PhD student at Stanford working with Professor Rajeev Motwani. I’m interested in algorithms, especially with database application background. This summer I’m working with Venky on a data cleaning problem. In my free time, hiking and reading are my favorite outdoor/indoor activities.


Wendy Wang

I am a second-year PhD student at University of British Columbia. My advisor is Laks V.S. Lakshmanan. My research area is XML security. For this summer I will work with Nico on top-k ranking problem. My non-academic interest includes movies, classical music and badminton.