DB Group Talk


"The TileDB Array Data Management System"

Stavros Papadopoulos, Founder and CEO of TitleDB, Inc.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 12:00 Noon

Room 506 (CIT 5th Floor)

In this talk I will present a new system for scientific data storage called TileDB. Contrary to most traditional data management systems, TileDB models data natively as multi-dimensional arrays, which can be either dense (where every array element stores a value) or sparse (where the majority of elements are empty). I will initially present the array model and the internal mechanics of the TileDB array storage manager. I will then focus on two of the many applications of TileDB, specifically, genomics and LiDAR data. Finally, I will outline the numerous TileDB features currently under development and explain our future vision.

Dr. Stavros Papadopoulos is the Founder and CEO of TileDB, Inc. (https://tiledb.io). Before entering the start-up world, he was a Senior Research Scientist at the Intel Parallel Computing Lab, and a member of the Intel Science and Technology Center for Big Data at MIT CSAIL for three years. Prior to joining Intel, he spent two years and a half as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Stavros received his PhD degree in Computer Science at HKUST under the supervision of Prof. Dimitris Papadias, and did a postdoc at the Chinese University of Hong Kong with Prof. Yufei Tao.

Host: Professor Ugur Cetintemel