Jennie Duggan is the Lisa Wissner-Slivka and Benjamin Slivka Junior Professor in Computer Science and an assistant professor at Northwestern University. Before that she was a postdoctoral associate in the Database Group at MIT CSAIL where she worked with Mike Stonebraker and Sam Madden. She received her Ph.D. from Brown University under the guidance of Ugur Cetintemel. Her research interests include the management of science data, federated databases, cloud computing, and database performance modeling. Her Erdös number is 3.
I am looking for graduate and senior undergraduate students to work on research projects. If you are Northwestern student and are interested in working with me, please drop me a line to set up an appointment. Please include a brief summary of your background and interests. If you are not enrolled at Northwestern, you should apply (undergraduate, graduate) to become one before touching base.
Hephaestus: Accelerating Scientific Discovery
In this project, we investigate reframing principles, concepts, tools and techniques from the scientific method to data science. In particular, we examine how to enable scientists codify experimental protocols into scalable analytical queries for use in probing a space of hypotheses over existing big datasets.
BigDAWG: A Federated Database
BigDAWG explores a new view of data federations to address the growing need for cross-database querying. This need is fueled by the proliferation of storage engines and data models that have resulted from the observation that “one size does not fit all”.
PD3M: Personal Data-Driven Decision MakingPD3M enables users to formulate queries that create personalized results. The goal of this engine is to explore how to provide decision support to end users in a clear and accessible way.
SciDB: Data Management for Science ApplicationsThis open-source data management system is designed for large-scale multidimensional objects. It is optimized for science workloads that frequently contain complex analytics such as linear algebra.
J. Duggan, A. J. Elmore, M. Stonebraker, M. Balazinska, B. Howe, J. Kepner, S. Madden, D. Maier, T. Mattson, and S. Zdonik. "The BigDAWG Polystore System," in Sigmod Record, 44(3), 2015. [PDF] [BIBTEX]
A. J. Elmore, J. Duggan, M. Stonebraker, M. Balazinska, U. Cetintemel, V. Gadepally, J. Heer, B. Howe, J. Kepner, et al., "A Demonstration of the BigDAWG Polystore System," in Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, 8(12), 2015. [PDF] [BIBTEX]
R. Taft, E. Mansour, M. Serafini, J. Duggan, A. Elmore, A. Aboulnaga, A. Pavlo, and M. Stonebraker, "E-Store: Fine-Grained Elastic Partitioning for Distributed Transaction Processing Systems," in Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, 8(3), 2014. [PDF] [BIBTEX]
J. Rogers, R. Simakov, E. Soroush, P. Velikhov, M. Balazinska, D. DeWitt, B. Heath, D. Maier, S. Madden, J. Patel, M. Stonebraker, S. Zdonik, A. Smirnov, K. Knizhnik, P. Brown, "Overview of SciDB: Large Scale Array Storage, Processing and Analysis," in Proceedings of SIGMOD, 2010. [PDF] [BIBTEX]
P. Cudre-Mauroux, H. Kimura, K.-T. Lim, J. Rogers, R. Simakov, E. Soroush, P. Velikhov, D. Wang, M. Balazinska, J. Becla, D. DeWitt, B. Heath, D. Maier, S. Madden, J. Patel, M. Stonebraker, and S. Zdonik, "A Demonstration of SciDB: A Science-Oriented DBMS," in Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, 2009. [PDF] [BIBTEX]
M. Stonebraker, C. Bear, U. Cetintemel, M. Cherniack, T. Ge, N. Hachem, S. Harizopoulos, J. Lifter, J. Rogers, and S. Zdonik, "One Size Fits All? Part 2: Benchmarking Studies," in CIDR 2007. [PDF] [BIBTEX]
EECS 339: Introduction to Database Systems - Winter 2015, Winter 2016
EECS 395/495-46: Data Science - Fall 2015