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Data Management, Exploration and Mining (DMX) - Visitors 2005



Pedro Bizarro

I am a 4th year PhD at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. I have been working with Prof. David DeWitt on adaptive query processing both on the context of traditional databases and data stream systems. Currently I am interning with the DMX group at Microsoft Research.
I am also a Fulbright student and I have a MS in CS from UW-Madison and another from New University of Lisbon in Portugal. I am crazy by coffee, soccer, and tennis. And I was born on April’s Fools!


Bee-Chung Chen

My name is Bee-Chung Chen. I am a Ph.D. student at University of Wisconsin - Madison working with Prof. Raghu Ramakrishnan on data mining and database-related topics. I received my B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science and Information Engineering from National Taiwan University. For more information about me, please visit my homepage.


Eric Chu

Eric Chu is a second-year PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests are in database Systems and his advisor is Prof. Jeff Naughton. Prior to attending UW-Madison, Eric got his Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering at another UW – University of Washington, where he worked with Prof. Alon Halevy. This summer Eric is working in the DMX group with Sanjay Agrawal and Vivek Narasayya on the AutoAdmin project. For more information, visit his homepage.


Luna Dong

Luna Dong is a fourth-year student at Univ. of Washington. She’s advised by Alon Halevy and her research interests are personal information management and data integration. Before going to UW, Luna got her Master’s degree in Peking Univ. and her Bachelor’s degree in Nankai Univ. in China.


Govind Kabra

I am a PhD student at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign advised by Dr. Kevin Chang. I am working with him on Metaquerier System for exploration and integration of deep web databases. This summer, I am working on developing a model for fine grained authorization in databases. In my leisure, I play squash, badminton, or basketball or watch movies. Visit my homepage for more info.


Anish Das Sarma

Anish Das Sarma is a first year CS PhD student at tanford University. His PhD advisor is Jennifer Widom, and he is working on uncertainty and lineage in databases as part of the Trio project at Stanford ( This summer he is interning in the DMX group at MSR, working with Vivek Narasayya on the Auto Admin project. Prior to joining Stanford, Anish received his B-Tech. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT-Bombay, where he was also awarded the Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Gold medal.

Anish is keenly interested in various extra-curricular activities. He is an active chess player (Rating, FIDE: 2071, USCF: 2121), and also loves table-tennis, swimming, and various other sports. He is also interested in music, and plays the keyboard and tabla (Indian percussion instrument).

Anish's homepage contains more information.

Utkarsh Srivastava

I am a third year PhD student working with Prof. Jennifer Widom at the InfoLab (formerly database group) at Stanford University. My primary research interests
lie in statistics and query optimization for emerging applications such as data streams, web services as well as classical relational databases.


Dong Xin

I’m a 3rd year PhD student in the data mining group at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studying under Prof. Jiawei Han.
Before joining UIUC, I received MS and BS in Computer Science from Zhejiang University, China, in 2002 and 1999.



Wei Vivian Zhang

I am a MS student at University of Wisconsin - Madison. Currently I am an intern in the Data Management, Exploration and Mining Group at Microsoft Research. I am working on data cleaning. I like music, dancing and badminton.