Northwest Database Society (NWDS)
The goal of NWDS is to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of databases and data management systems working in the Pacific North-West.
One of our main activities is a talk series with a variety of distinguished speakers from academia and industry. These talks are also part of the Microsoft Database Lecture Series (sponsored by Microsoft). This quarter’s talks are organized by Alvin.
We thank our partners for supporting NWDS:
Speaker: Oliver Kennedy
Where: University of Washington, Seattle.
Computer Science and Engineering Department.
Paul Allen Center, CSE 403.
Monday, December 11, 2017.
Reliably Managing Unreliable Data
We've all seen news articles where data errors have severe implications on the real world, like a 12-year old being labeled a terrorist by "the system" and denied boarding on a flight with his parents. Heuristic guesses like this are often treated as facts because databases simply have no better way of representing them. In this talk, I outline our efforts to make uncertain data management easier through a probabilistic database system called Mimir. First, I will outline how rethinking uncertainty as a form of provenance metadata
facilitates more natural and more efficient interactions with the database. Then, I will introduce Mimir's declarative approach to uncertainty in data, which allows it to decouple query processing from from more mechanical concerns like how to present uncertainty in query results, or which algorithms to use.
This work is supported by NSF Award ACI-1640864, NPS Award #N00244-16-1-0022, and gifts from Oracle.
Oliver Kennedy has been an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo, SUNY since 2012. He earned his PhD from Cornell University in 2011. Oliver's Online Data Interactions (ODIn) lab operates at the intersection of database and programming language techniques. The ODIn lab is currently exploring issues related to the usability of uncertain data management systems, making index structures adapt to changing workloads, and modeling SQL workloads.
Listed in reverse chronological order. Click here for abstracts.
- Atri Rudra, University of Buffalo [abstract]
- Anant Bhardwaj, MIT [abstract] [slides]
- Barzan Mozafari, University of Michigan [abstract] [slides]
- Mike Cafarella, University of Michigan [abstract]
- Dan Olteanu, University of Oxford [abstract] [slides]
- Andy Pavlo, CMU [abstract] [slides]
- Tim Kraska, Brown University [abstract] [slides]
- Donald Kossmann, ETH Zurich [abstract]
- Hiroaki Shiokawa, NTT [abstract] [slides]
- Molham Aref and Todd Veldhuizen, LogicBlox [abstract] [slides]
- Darrick S Sogabe and Doug Brown, Teradata [abstract] [slides]
- Volker Markl and his students, TU-Berlin [abstract] [slides]
- Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Yahoo! Research [abstract] [video] [slides]
- Christopher Re, University of Wisconsin [abstract]
- Chris Lintott, University of Oxford [abstract] [video] [slides]
- Alon Halevy, Google [abstract] [video] [slides]
- Aaron Kimball, Odiago Inc. [abstract] [video] [slides]
- Ashraf Aboulnaga, University of Waterloo [abstract] [video]
- Rhonda Baldwin, Greenplum, a division of EMC [abstract] [video]
- Boon Thau Loo, University of Pennsylvania [abstract] [video]
- Philip A. Bernstein, Microsoft Research. [abstract] [video]
- Luna Dong, AT&T Labs - Research. [abstract] [video] [slides]
- Shivnath Babu, Duke University. [abstract] [video]
- Yanif Ahmed, Johns Hopkins University. [abstract] [video]
- Matthias Bratner and William Candillon, 28msec. [abstract] [video]
- Jeff Ullman , Stanford University. [abstract] [video]
- Leo Bertossi, Carleton University. [abstract] [video] [slides]
- Christian Liensberger, Microsoft Corporation. [abstract] [video] [slides]
- Surajit Chaudhari, Microsoft Research. [abstract]
- Sergey Melnik, Google. [abstract] [video]
- Michael Kallay, Microsoft
- Daniel Abadi, Yale University. [abstract] [video]
- David Maier, Portland State University.
- Alan Gates, Yahoo!
- Phil A. Bernstein, Microsoft Research
- Nilesh Dalvi, Yahoo! Research
- Benny Kimelfeld (IBM Almaden)
- Brian Cooper, Yahoo! Research
- Michael Isard, Microsoft Research
- Dan Olteanu, University of Oxford
- David Dewitt, Microsoft Jim Gray Systems Lab
- Laura Chiticariu, IBM Almaden
- Kristen LeFevre, University of Michigan
- Chris Jermaine, University of Florida
- Jingren Zho, Microsoft Research
- Uwe Roehm, University of Sydney
- Christoph Koch, Cornell
- Sam Madden, MIT
- Chris Olston, Yahoo! Research
- Joseph M. Hellerstein, UC Berkeley
- Tova Milo, Tel Aviv University
- Anhai Doan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Deepak Patil, Microsoft
- David Maier, Portland State University
- Patrick Valduriez, INRIA-Rennes
- Daniel Abadi, MIT
- Mirek Riedewald, Cornell
- David Anderson, CMU
- Dennis Lee, Amazon
- Shankar Pal, Microsoft Research
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The North-West Database Society was founded on January 1st 2006 by Dan Suciu and
Magdalena Balazinska. It is inspired by the New-England Database Society.