Computing has become data centered today. Databases have been at the
heart of commercial applications for decades, but today both commercial
and scientific organizations need to store and process massive volumes
of data, and this requires and extension of data management techniques
far beyond traditional database systems. Virtually every area of
Computer Science today uses data management concepts. The purpose of
this course is to discuss key concepts that underly both traditional
databases and modern data management. This is a graduate class: we
discuss all traditional topics and cover some of them in depth, and we
also discuss some foundational material and some novel research topics.
Instructor: Alvin Cheung
office hours: Tuesdays 2:30-3:30pm, CSE 530 (or by appointment).
Course Assistant: Shumo Chu, office hours: Fridays 11:00-11:59 AM, CSE 218 unless noted
for up-to-date information).
Class meetings: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30am-11:50am, MGH 228