Northwest Database Society (NWDB)
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.
Speaker: Frank McSherry
Where: University of Washington, Seattle.
Allen School of Computer Science.
Allen Center, Gates Commons.
Friday, May 26, 2017. 2:30pm-3:30pm.
Title: Building modern dataflow systems
I'll talk through the design and implementation of "timely
dataflow in Rust", an open-source project that extends and enriches
the "timely dataflow" computational model first presented by the Naiad
system, and the differential dataflow framework built on top of it.
The project's goal is to provide an near-zero overhead framework for
data-parallel dataflow, and to this end it simplifies and unifies
several of Naiad's concepts through lossless abstractions that largely
compile away. Our experience has been that timely dataflow programs
give best-in-class performance, while still providing the experience
of a medium-to-high level programming language. To support this, I'll
walk through the example of differential dataflow, an incremental
compute framework which seems to out-perform the current crop of
specialized data processing systems, in part due to its ability to
provide general computation abstractions that compile down to
sequential scans over carefully managed resources.
These projects are joint work with a great many people, including the
Naiad team at MSR-SV, the Systems Group at ETH Zürich, and many other
Frank McSherry received his PhD from the University of Washington, working with
Anna Karlin on spectral analysis of data. He then spent twelve years at
Microsoft Research's Silicon Valley research center, working on topics ranging
from differential privacy to data-parallel computation. He currently does
pro-bono research on topics related to privacy, transparency, and scalable
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.