Johannes Gehrke: "Scaling Transportation Simulations Through Declarative Processing"

Montag, 21. Dezember 2009 14.00 Uhr
Gebäude 350, Raum U014

My talk will discuss ideas for tackling the grand challenge of scalable transportation micro-simulations. Our approach takes the computational ideas that allow database systems to scale to petabytes and applies them to the programming and processing of large-scale transportation micro-simulations. Our model gives scientists the flexibility of a high-level simulation programming language while achieving both high performance and scalability without having to write highly optimized code.

I will talk about our programming model, the associated declarative processing, fault tolerance, and some first experiences in deploying our system on Amazon EC2.

Johannes Gehrke is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University. Johannes' research interests are in the areas of database systems, data mining, data privacy, and applications of database and data mining technology to marketing and the sciences. Johannes has received a National Science Foundation Career Award, an Arthur P. Sloan Fellowship, an IBM Faculty Award, the Cornell College of Engineering James and Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Cornell University Provost's Award for Distinguished Scholarship. He is the author of numerous publications on data mining and database systems, and he co-authored the undergraduate textbook Database Management Systems (McGrawHill (2002), currently in its third edition), used at universities all over the world.

Johannes was co-Chair of the 2003 ACM SIGKDD Cup, Program co-Chair of the 2004 ACM International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2004), and Program Chair of the 33rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB 2007). From 2007 to 2008, he was Chief Scientist at FAST, A Microsoft Subsidiary.

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