General Information

When:   Wed, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
    Mon, 7:00 - 8:30 pm (Make-up)
Where: 6516 Sennott Square Building
Instructors: Prof. Panos K. Chrysanthis (contact)
Prof. Alexandros Labrinidis (contact)
Board of Prof. Bruce Childers
advisors: Prof. Jack Lange
Prof. Adam Lee

Purpose: This seminar course will be organized as a start-up company aiming to build the next generation in-memory data management system capable of processing both transactions and continuous queries, i.e., able to run analytics in real-time, using SQL. Towards this goal, the participants will study recent advances in data and information management and their interactions with emerging computer architectures and cloud infrastructures. Particular emphasis will be placed on techniques which optimize for energy-efficiency in addition to the traditional QoS/QoD metrics. Finally, participants will work in groups to develop AstrapiDB, Pitt's Millennials' DBMS, which they can use to support their own research.
Prereq: Graduate status, CS 2550, strong background of CS 2510 (Operating Systems) and CS 2410 (Computer Architecture), programming fluency and entrepreneurial, team spirit.
Enrollment: Limited to 15 students (9 currently registered) with special permission by instructors after an interview.
Textbook: There is no textbook for this class. Instead, we will examine research papers from recent conferences and journals. The papers will be made available on the web page

  Nov. 6: Papers for Weds, 11/11 & 11/18, have been posted
  Nov. 1: Andy Pavlo of CMU, guest speaker on Wed, Nov. 4, 6-7pm
(paper has been posted)
  Oct. 24: Papers for Wed, Oct 28, have been posted
  Oct. 4: No class on Oct 14, Make-up class on Oct. 15, 12:30-2pm.
  Sep 30: No Class on Oct. 7, Make-up class on Oct 5, 7:00-8:30pm
  Sept. 16: Papers for Weds, Sep 23 & 30, have been posted
  Sept. 3: Papers for Wed, Sep 9, have been posted
  Sept. 3: Class syllabus/logistics and Intro to Streams were posted
  Sept. 2: First day of the class