Data Management, Exploration and Mining (DMX) - Visitors 2006



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 is a 3rd-year PhD student from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he works with Prof. Jeff Naughton.
He returns to DMX for a second summer to work with Sanjay Agrawal and Vivek Narasayya in the AutoAdmin project.
Eric enjoys swimming and playing badminton in his free time..


Shantanu Joshi

I am a PhD student in the Database Center at the University of Florida. My PhD thesis titled ‘Randomization Techniques for Approximate Query Processing’ is advised by Prof Chris Jermaine. I obtained a Masters degree in Computer Science from Florida in 2003 and Bachelors in Engineering from University of Bombay in 2000.
My hobbies include music, exploring new places and sports. Please check my homepage for more about me.


Svetlana Marinova

My name is Svetlana Marinova and I am a second year PhD student in the area of Database Systems in Technical University of Sofia.
The topic of my dissertation is “Organization and program realization of information system for human resources management”.

I have over 7 years of experience with Windows orientated programming including ASP/ASP.NET, Visual Basic, C/C++, Visual C++, and MFC. Other areas of my interest include DHTML; JavaScript; HTML.
My scientific interests are relational Databases; Information Retrieval Systems; Distributed Database Systems; Cryptographic Algorithms and Protocols;
Program languages; Algorithms. I am interested in social psychology, creativity and methods for self improvement.

In my spare time I enjoy sightseeing, shopping, watching movies and recently cooking. I love traveling, swimming and tae-bo.


Abhijit Pol

I am a fourth year Ph.D. student at the University of Florida. I am advised by Dr. Chris Jermaine and co-advised by Dr. Alin Dobra. My primary research interests are in the area of Approximate Query Processing and Online Aggregation. I am also interested in Physical Database Design and Indexing. In my PhD thesis, I am investigating different challenges in supporting
approximation in subset-based SQL queries. Before this, I did my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and pursued my masters in Industrial and Systems Engineering at University of Florida. Off computer screen, I play tennis, squash, chess, and pool. I love traveling and camping and am a self discovered poet.


Anish Das Sarma

My name is Anish Das Sarma. I finished my 2nd year as a PhD student in the Computer Science department at Stanford. I will be working on the Data Cleaning project here. It is great to be back here at MSR! Apart from CS, I am interested in Chess, Table Tennis, Foosball, Badminton, Tennis, and every sport! I also love puzzle solving, music, movies, and other activities. So if any of you are interested in any of these, let me know!

For more information, you are welcome to visit my homepage.


Liying Sui

Before joining UCSD, I got my B.S. degree from Shandong University, P.R.China, and my M.E. degree from Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science.

Having spent six years in the PhD program in UCSD database group gave me a lot of experience in logic and databases. I have been working with my advisor, Victor Vianu and Alin Deutsch, on specification and verification of interactive, data-driven Web Services/Application, workflow areas. We make extensive use of database optimization and model checking techniques in our research. I am happy to be here for my internship.

Dong Xin

I’m a fourth year PhD student in the data mining group at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
I work with Prof. Jiawei Han on scalable data mining algorithms. Before joining UIUC, I received MS and BS
in Computer Science from Zhejiang University, China, in 2002 and 1999.