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Data Management, Exploration and Mining (DMX) - Visitors 2009



Parag Agrawal

I'm a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University. My advisor is Jennifer Widom. I work in the Stanford InfoLab. I graduated from IIT Bombay in 2005 with a Bachelors in Computer Science.


Bolin Ding 

My name is Bolin Ding. I’m finishing my 2nd year of Ph.D. program at UIUC. My advisor is Prof. Jiawei Han. I’m interested in IR techniques in databases and data warehouses, and pattern-based query processing and mining. In general, I’m interested in efficient algorithms for database and datamining problems. Before joining UIUC, I got my M.S. on System Engineering in the Chinese University of Hong Kong under the supervision of Prof. Jeffrey Xu Yu, and my B.S. on Math and Applied Mathematics in Renmin University of China. I play Go, Pingpong (table tennis), and basketball. My homepage:


Michaela Goetz

Hi, my name is Mila. I’m a second year PhD student at Cornell University working with Johannes Gehrke and Christoph Koch. I am interested in data management. In particular, I am working on uncertain databases and privacy-preserving data publishing. You can find out more about me here.

In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis during the summer and ice hockey during the winter.


Yeye He

My name is Yeye He. I am a PhD student at University of Wisconsin-Madison working with Professor Jeff Naughton on database privacy. Prior to returning to school for PhD I worked at Oracle Corporation on data warehousing performance. This summer I will be working with Dong Xin on data exploration projects. I like traveling and watching movies in my spare time. Please visit my homepage at for more information about me.


Mei Hui

I’m a PhD candidate at Computer Science Department, National University of Singapore. My advisor is Prof. Ooi BengChin. My major research interests are Community Database Management, Information Retrieval and Web 2.0.

In my free time I like to play badminton, swim and watch movies. If you want to find more about me, visit my website:


Gjergji Kasneci

Gjergji Kasneci is a doctoral student at the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics. He received his M.S. degree from the University of Marburg in Germany, where he was awarded with the Fellowship of the German National Academic Foundation.
Most of his research focuses on graph-based Information Retrieval and Semantic Search. His main projects are the NAGA ( and the YAGO ( system.

Additional information about Gjergji can be found at:


Hongrae Lee

Hi, my name is Hongrae Lee and I’m finishing my 2nd year of Ph.D. program at the University of British Columbia, Canada. My advisor is Prof. Raymond Ng and I'm interested in approximate query processing in text databases and its optimization. This summer, I’ll be working with Dr. Surajit Chaudhuri in Autoadmin project. In my spare time, I like doing sports like soccer, tennis, and ski. I hardly say no to coffee or delicious foods:) You could find more about me here (



Abhijeet Mohapatra

Hello, my name is Abhijeet Mohapatra. I am first year PhD student at Stanford University. My advisor is Jennifer Widom. I am interested in Uncertain Data Modeling, Data Mining techniques(especially for Recommendation Systems). I love playing basketball and swimming. I do quite a bit of sketching too. This summer, I am working under Ravi Ramamurthy on the Auto Admin Project.

For more information, you can visit my homepage.


Vijendra Singh Purohit





Zhijun Yin

My name is Zhijun Yin. I am a second-year PhD student at University of Illinois, Urbana and Champaign under the supervision of Professor Jiawei Han. Before coming to UIUC, I got my B.S. from Fudan University in 2007. My research interests focus on applying data mining techniques to solve interesting web applications. 

You can find more about me at