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Title: Three Favorite Results
Prof. Jennifer Widom, Stanford University
Date & Time: January 25, 2016 10:30
Venue: F. C. Kohli Auditorium, B Block, 01st Floor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kanwal Rekhi (KReSIT) Building
Abstract:
Conventional wisdom says good things come in threes. Recently I reflected on the research I've conducted over my career to date and selected my three favorite results, which I will cover in this talk. For each one I'll explain the context and motivation, the result itself, and why it ranks as one of my favorites. I'll also make an attempt to decipher what the results have in common. The three results span computer science foundations, system implementation, and user interface questions, and they represent three of my favorite research areas: semistructured data, data streams, and uncertain data.
Speaker Profile:
Jennifer Widom is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, and the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs in Stanford's School of Engineering. She served as chair of the Computer Science Department from 2009-2014. Jennifer received her Bachelor's degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 1982 and her Computer Science Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1987. She was a Research Staff Member at the IBM Almaden Research Center before joining the Stanford faculty in 1993. Her research interests span many aspects of nontraditional data management. She is an ACM Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences; she received the ACM-W Athena Lecturer Award in 2015, the ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award in 2007, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2000. She has served on a variety of program committees, advisory boards, and editorial boards.
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