Databases

In recent years, we have seen a tremendous increase in the data available in the digital format, the World Wide Web being a prominent example, and this trend is expected to accelerate with the increasing proliferation of devices, ranging from genome sequencing machines to microscopic biomedical sensors, that are capable of capturing even the minutest details of our everyday world. The database group at the University of Maryland at College Park carries out a multi-faceted and diverse research agenda that focuses on exploring the data management challenges in a wide variety of environments. Some of the most important focus areas over the last few years include life sciences and biological databases, graph databases, sensor network data management, social network data management, mobile databases, P2P networks, and unstructured text databases. At the same time, the database group has continued innovating in the traditional data management topics such as managing and querying data warehouses, spatial databases, query processing and optimization, data streams, approximate query processing, and data mining.

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Recent News

Dr. Aravind Srinivasan, professor of computer science at University of Maryland, College Park, will be serving as Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Algorithms starting September 1, 2014...
Ph.D. alumnus Aaron Schulman was recently awarded the SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis in Computer Networking and Data Communication. [An Interview with Aaron]
On Friday, March 8th 2014, Aaron Schulman (Ph.D. 2014) heard that he won the ACM SIGCOMM Dissertation Award. Aaron sat down with us to talk about the Award, his Post-doctoral work at Stanford and...
Marco Adelfio and Hanan Samet received the Best Paper Award for their paper, Structured Toponym Resolution Using Combined Hierarchical Place Categories , at the 7th ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on...
Graduate student Udayan Khurana received the Best Poster Runner-up Award at the 29th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), held in Brisbane, Australia in April 2013. The poster was for...