Research Projects (26-minute video overview)

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Principles of Factorised Databases

Principled approach to avoiding redundancy in the representation and computation of query results in relational databases. Worst-case optimal computation of compressed, factorised representations for join query results.

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In-Database Analytics

Scalable techniques for machine learning over databases that exploit the relational structure, push the learning task inside the database query engine, and factorise its computation.

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Incremental Maintenance for Analytics

Unified framework for maintaining a wide range of analytics over databases that leverages factorization for underlying queries, output data representation, and bulk updates.

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News

March 2017

The CS department and Oxford celebrated ERC on its 10th anniversary, see here and here.


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People


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Ahmet Kara

Ahmet earned his PhD from the University of Dortmund in the area of Logics and Automata on data words and data trees and their applications in formal system verification. He contributes to the principles of factorized computation and its incremental maintenance.

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Milos Nikolic

Milos earned his PhD from EPFL in database systems and in particular efficient incremental maintenance. He is a departmental lecturer in Computer Science at Oxford. He contributes to all aspects of the FDB project, with a current focus on incremental maintenance of analytical workloads.

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Dan Olteanu

Dan earned his PhD from the University of Munich in the area of database systems and in particular streaming evaluation and optimization of XML query languages. He is a professor of Computer Science at Oxford and has been the head of the FDB project since its inception in 2010 and contributes to all aspects of the project.

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Maximilian Schleich

Max earned his MSc in Computer Science from Oxford. He is currently a third year PhD student and contributes to in-database analytics.

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Yu Tang

Yu earned his MPhil in Computer Science from The University of Hong Kong. He is a third year PhD student and contributes to principles of factorized data representation.

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Haozhe Zhang

Haozhe earned his MSc in Computer Science from Oxford. He has just started as a first year PhD student.

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