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(6/22) Paper titled "Maliva: Using Machine Learning to Rewrite Visualization Queries Under Time Constraints" accepted by EDBT 2023.
(6/22) Two demo papers titled "Demonstration of Collaborative and Interactive Workflow-Based Data Analytics in Texera" and "Demonstration of Accelerating Machine Learning Inference Queries with Correlative Proxy Models" accepted by VLDB 2022.
(4/22) Paper titled "Optimizing Machine Learning Inference Queries with Correlative Proxy Models" with colleagues accepted by VLDB 2022.
(2/22) Will organize ICDE 2023 in Anaheim CA as the General Chair.
(12/21) Paper titled "JEDI: These aren’t the JSON documents you’re looking for… " with colleagues accepted by SIGMOD 2022.
(9/21) Teaching CS122B and CS220P this quarter.
(9/21) Welcome new PhD student Xiaozhen Liu to join our team!
(9/21) A collaborative paper titled "The Social Amplification and Attenuation of COVID-19 Risk Perception Shaping Mask Wearing Behavior: A Longitudinal Twitter Analysis" accepted by PLOS ONE.
(7/21) Together with Prof. Suellen Hopfer (Public Health, UCI) and Prof. Wei Wang (CS, UCLA), received an NSF IIS-2107150 award titled "Collaborative Research: III: Medium: Collaborative Machine-Learning-Centric Data Analytics at Scale" related to our Texera project.

Students

Current PhD students (with starting year)
Qiushi Bai (2017)
Avinash Kumar (2017)
Zuozhi Wang (2017)
Sadeem Alsudais (2018)
Yicong Huang (2019)
Shengquan Ni (2019)
Xiaozhen Liu (2021)
Past PhD students
Michal Shmueli-Scheuer (2009, IBM Research)
Shengyue Ji (2011, Google)
Rares Vernica (2011, HP Labs)
Alex Behm (2013, Cloudera)
Sattam Mubark Alsubaiee (2014, KACST)
Inci Cetindil
Young-Seok Kim (2016, Samsung)
Jamshid Esmaelnezhad
Jianfeng Jia (2018, Google)
Taewoo Kim (2018, Microsoft)
Rui Guo

Undergraduates and attended graduate school

The following are (partial list of) undergraduates who participated in our research, including mostly UCI students, visiting students, and remote students.

  • 2021-2022: Zhen Guan (MS, UCSD), Zunyao Mao (MS, SUST, China), Fan Mo (MS, MIT), Jiashu Zhang (PhD, Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Yinan Zhou (PhD, UCI), Ziyue Zhou (MS, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • 2020-2021Mingji Han – UMass Amherst (PhD), Chen He – CMU (MS), Chaomin Li (Isaac) – UC Berkeley (MCS), Xiaozhen Liu – UCI (PhD), Youan Lu – Cornell (MS), Rohan Reddy Mannem – USC (MS), Yongfei Tan – Columbia (MS), Tongjie Wang – USC (MS), Bihao Xu – Uchicago (MS).
  • 2019-2020Dayue Bai – UIUC (MS), Yinan Zhou – UCI (MS), Shiqi Wu – Berkeley (MS), Christine Xinrong Huang – CMU (MS), Tianran Liu – Univ of Washington (MS), Joseph Tiancheng Zheng – CMU (MS), Guanyang He – CMU (MS), Yutong Wang – UCD (PhD), Tingxuan Gu – CMU (MS), Yichi Zhang  -NYU (MS), Xinyue Han – UCLA (MS), Qiaonan Huang (Hugo) – Brown (MS), Yuan Fu – CMU (SE-SV), Yuqi Huai – UCI (PhD), Quanzhen Du – UCSD (MS), Shiling (Scarlett) Zhang – Cornell (MS), Yi Zhao – Rice (MS), Er Zhuo – UCSD (MS), Qiandong Tang – GeorgiaTech (MS), Jiahao Xu – USC (MS), Yitan Ze – UIUC(MS).
  • 2018-2019: Bolin Chen – Duke/CS/MS; Ximing (Oliver) Chen – UCLA/CS/MS; Yang Cao – UCI/CS/MS; Yinhao He – UCI/NetSys/MS; Jiaqi Li – Univ. of Washington/Statistics/PhD; Zichang Liu – USC/CS/MS; Yi Sun – UCI/CS/MS; Anqi (Angela) Wang – SJSU/CS/MS; Sibo Wang – Rice/CS/MS; Tao Wang – UC Davis/CS/MS; Jingkaihui Wei – Columbia/CS/MS; Yuran Yan – USC/Game/MS; Meng (Simon) Zhou – UCI/NetSys/MS; Student (anonymous) – Columbia/CS/MS.
  • 2017-2018: Niklas Stoehr (from TU Berlin) – University College London/Web Science and Big Data Analytics/MS; Haohan Zhang – CMU/CS/MS.

Past MS students, Postdocs, and visitors

  • PhD student Zhihui Yang (Fudan University, China), 2019-2020.
  • Prof. Weifeng Shan (Institute of Disaster Prevention, China), 2017-2018
  • PhD student Liming Dong (Tsinghua University, China), 2/2018-9/2019
  • Prof. Qinhua Huang (Shanghai University of Politics Science and Law, China), 2016-2017
  • Prof. Hui Zhang (Henan Academy of Agricultural Science & Technology), 2016-2017
  • Prof. Wenhai Li, Wuhan University (China), 3/2015-3/2016.
  • Athena Ahmadi, MS, 2012, Google
  • Prof. Jongik Kim, Chonbuk National University (Korea), 2012-2013.
  • Athena Ahmadi, MS, 2012, Google
  • Manik Sikka, MS, 2011
  • Sandeep Paul Katumalla, MS
  • Nagesh Honnalli, MS, 2010 – 2011, Amazon
  • Andrea Zilio, Exchange student from Italy, 2010 – 2011, Google.
  • Yabin Zheng, 2009 – 2010, Visiting PhD student from Tsinghua University, China.
  • Prof. Heri Ramampiaro, 2009 – 2010, Visiting professor from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
  • Vijay Rajakumar, MS 2008-2010. Bimaple
  • Minh Doan, MS 2008-2010.
  • Jiaheng Lu, Postdoc 2006-2008, first appointment: faculty at Renmin University, China.
  • Yiming Lu, MS 2006-2008, first appointment: Microsoft.
  • Vassia Pavlaki, PhD student from NTUA, Greece. Visitor, Summer 2005 and April 2006.
  • Bin Wang (PhD candidate) and Xiaochun Yang (professor), Northeastern University, China. Visitors, summer 2006, summer 2007.
  • Houtan Shirani-Mehr, MS in 2006, became a PhD student at USC.
  • Chris Trezzo, Undergrad student (SURF-IT), summer 2006.
  • Jia Li, MS in 2005, first appointment: an IT company in the bay area.
  • Liang Jin, MS in 2005, first appointment: Microsoft.
  • Qi Zhong, MS in 2005, first appointment: Microsoft.