Data Management, Exploration and Mining (DMX) - Visitors 2010


Bahman Bahmani

I am a PhD student in Stanford University, working with Prof. Ashish Goel. My main research interest is in algorithmic aspects of large scale web applications. Recently, I have been focusing on recommendation and personalization over social networks.

I listen to music almost all the time! Other than that, in my spare time, I enjoy a wide range of activities, including but absolutely not limited to going to gym, practicing martial arts (Kenpo Karate), reading books or papers on brain sciences (specially evolutionary psychology and neuroscience), dining out, etc.

Klaus Berberich 

Hi, my name is Klaus Berberich. I am a PhD student at the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics working with Srikanta Bedathur and Gerhard Weikum.

The focus of my PhD thesis has been on improving search in web archives. My general research interests lie on the border between data management and information retrieval.

When not at work, I enjoy travelling, reading a good book, and listening to music. Beyond that, I am interested in photography and guitars.

For more information about me please visit:


Bolin Ding 

I’m a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at UIUC. My advisor is Prof. Jiawei Han. I’m interested in efficient algorithms and index structures for datamining and databases in general. Besides efficiency, I also care about people’s privacy. Before joining UIUC, I got my MPhil degree on System Engineering in the Chinese University of Hong Kong under the supervision of Prof. Jeffrey Xu Yu, and my BS degree on Math and Applied Mathematics in Renmin University of China. I play Go, Pingpong (table tennis), and basketball. My homepage:






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. For more information please visit my homepage at



Hideaki Kimura

My name is Hideaki Kimura. I’m a 3rd year PhD student of the database research group at Brown University advised by Stan Zdonik. My research topic is query optimization and automatic physical database design.

Besides research and coding, I love biking.

For more information about me please visit:


Jian Li

My name is Jian Li. I am a Ph.D. student at University of Maryland, College Park.

My research interests include databases and algorithms. In particular, I am working on ranking over probabilistic databases and some stochastic optimization problems.

I got my BSc degree from Sun Yat-sen(Zhongshan) University, China and MSc degree in computer science from Fudan University, China.

I like playing soccer, table tennis, and traveling.

My homepage:


Kristi Morton

Kristi Morton is a third year PhD student in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington (UW). At UW, Kristi works with her advisors, Magdalena Balazinska in the Databases Group and Dan Grossman in the Programming Languages Group, on improving the software tools in data-intensive, distributed systems. Details of her research projects can be found here:

In her spare time, she plays drums, sings, and writes Computer Science-themed parodies in the UW Computer Science and Engineering Band (also known as Parody Bits). Their music can be found here:

Aditya Ganesh Parameswaran

I’m a third year PhD student in the Infolab at Stanford University, working with Prof. Hector Garcia-Molina. I’m broadly interested in algorithmic questions underlying the management and utilization of large data. I graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in 2007. Apart from work, I enjoy trying out new restaurants and cuisines (averaging at 2 or so a week), tennis, geocaching, playing the drums (badly) and watching inspiring youtube videos. My homepage is located at


Hyunjung Park

I am Hyunjung Park, a second year Ph.D. student at Stanford University working with Jennifer Widom. My research at the Stanford InfoLab focuses on data provenance.  Besides work, I enjoy traveling and scuba diving.

My homepage is at

Hyunjung recently won the ACM SIGMOD 2010 Programming Contest , where he (single-handedly) built a distributed query execution engine that was almost twice as fast as the runner-up team’s system!



Senjuti Basu Roy

I am a PhD candidate at the UT Arlington, just completed my 3rd year in PhD there. My PhD research majorly focuses upon different exploration techniques on large databases. I have been a part of Database Exploration Lab at UT Arlington and I happily call that my second home :].

Besides that, I love dancing, debating and traveling (a lot :]).

 My homepage :


Ian Rae

Hi, my name is Ian Rae, and I’ve just completed my second year of Ph.D. studies at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, advised by Jeff Naughton. In my studies there, I work with the Microsoft Jim Gray Systems Lab to improve parallel database support for handling unstructured text data.

In my somewhat non-existent spare time, I read science fiction and fantasy novels, play computer games, and plan my wedding (October!). I also occasionally take pictures that David DeWitt calls “goofy,” an example of which is available to the right.

In a past life, before becoming a graduate student, I used to go indoor rock climbing. I’ve been told that there are several nice climbing gyms around here, so I hope to go again before the end of the summer.


Gurgen Tumanyan

Hi, my name is Gurgen Tumanyan, and I am a Master’s student at San Francisco State University, advised by Dragutin Petkovic. I work with Helix group at Stanford Bioengineering department, where I employ computer science black and white magic to predict protein function from the 3D structure.

When I am not pondering on bioengineering problems and not ruminating on software engineering challenges :) , I usually can be found with my camera on the streets of the nearest big city with my camera, or playing pool. In my previous life I used to play tennis and would love to play again.


Guozhang Wang

Hi, my name is Guozhang. I’m a second year PhD student at Cornell University working with Johannes Gehrke. I am interested in data management and cloud computing. In particular, I am working on applying query optimization and parallel processing techniques to large scale behavioral simulations. Before that I have worked on privacy-preserving data publishing. You can find out more about me at

I am a big fan of NBA (Celtics rocks!) and I also play basketball a lot myself. Also I like playing video games (NBA Live 2005,2006,2007,…) and hiking in my free time.


Mohamed Yakout

Hi, my name is Mohamed Yakout. I am a third year PhD student at Purdue University. My advisor is Prof. Ahmed K. Elmagarmid. My research focuses on data cleaning and data integration, including the situations where data privacy is a concern. My home page

I am originally from Egypt and had my Master degree from Alexandria University. Prior pursuing my PhD, I worked for Bibliotheca Alexandrina (The new library of Alexandria) where I participated in several digital library projects.