Magdalena Balazinska, magda@cs, Office hour: Thursdays 4:30-5:20, CSE 584

Teaching assistants:

Yuqing Guo, yu922@cs, Office hour: 3:30 - 4:30 on Mondays, CSE 021
Lindsey Nguyen,nhlien93@cs, Office hour: 1:30 - 2:30 on Tuesdays, CSE 220
Dan Radion, daradion@cs, Office hour: 2:30 - 3:30 on Fridays, CSE 220


MWF 12:30-1:20pm, JHN 075


Th 930-1020, MGH 231
Th 1030-1120, JHN 022


Recommended: Database Management Systems (third edition), Raghu Ramakrishnan and Johannes Gehrke
Also works: Database Systems: The Complete Book, Hector Garcia-Molina, Jeffrey Ullman, Jennifer Widom

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In this class, we build a small database management system, called SimpleDB, in Java though a series of labs. This lab series was originally developed by Prof. Sam Madden at MIT. In 444, we are working together with the MIT team on extending and enhancing this lab series.