I am an assistant professor of computer science at Northwestern University. Broadly speaking, my research is motivated by empowering people with data. More specifically, I investigate pragmatic privacy-preserving data analytics, federating databases over multiple data models, and new approaches with which individuals can explore and understand their datasets. I am especially interested in private data federations, wherein two or more mutually distrustful data providers compute SQL queries over the union of their records without revealing their sensitive input tuples to others. I received the NSF CAREER Award in 2019. My Erdös number is 3.
J. Bater, X. He, W. Ehrich, A. Machanavajjhala, and J. Rogers. "Shrinkwrap: Efficient SQL Query Processing in Differentially Private Data Federations," PVLDB, 12(3), 2018. [pdf]
J. Duggan, A. Elmore, M. Stonebraker, M. Balazinska, B. Howe, J. Kepner,et al., "The BigDAWG Polystore System," in Sigmod Record, 44(3), 2015. [pdf]
A. Elmore, J. Duggan, M. Stonebraker, M. Balazinska, U. Cetintemel, V. Gadepally, et al., "A Demonstration of the BigDAWG Polystore System," in VLDB, 8(12), 2015. [PDF]
J. Duggan and M. Stonebraker, "Incremental Elasticity for Array Databases," in SIGMOD 2014. [pdf]
J. Duggan, "The Case for Personal Data-Driven Decision Making," in VLDB, 7(11), pages 943-946, 2014. [pdf]
J. Duggan, U. Cetintemel, O. Papaemmanouil, E. Upfal, "Performance Prediction for Concurrent Database Workloads," in SIGMOD, 2011. [pdf]
P. Cudre-Mauroux, H. Kimura, K.-T. Lim, J. Rogers, R. Simakov, E. Soroush, et al., "A Demonstration of SciDB: A Science-Oriented DBMS," in VLDB, pages 1534-1537, 2009. [pdf]
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 join us before touching base.
EECS 339: Introduction to Database Systems - Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019
EECS 395/495-46: Data Science Seminar - Fall 2015, Spring 2018, and Fall 2018, Fall 2019