Welcome to the homepage of the

New England Database Society

sponsored by  HP Vertica 


Welcome to the homepage of the New England Database Society, founded in October 2001.  We meet of every month at Brandeis University. The tentative meeting schedule is as follows:

3:00-4 PM

Refreshments (wine and cheese) served, Volen 104 (Vertica/HP Lounge).

4-5:30 PM

Talk by invited speaker and discussion (also in Volen 104 unless the group is too large).

6-? PM

Informal dinner at a local restaurant for those who are interested, after some of the meetings.

A map of the direction to the Brandeis campus and an interactive map  can be found here.  The talks take place at theVolen National Center for Complex System, in the Vertica/HP lounge (Volen 104).  

Upcoming meetings


May 3, 2013:  Christoph Koch (EPFL, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
What compilers can do for databases: Abstraction without regret in data management systems revisited

May 17, 2013:  Gustavo Alonso (ETH Zurich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich)
SwissBox: redesigning systems from the ground up


Mailing lists

There are two mailing lists for our society:

           neds - all non-student participants in NEDS
 stneds - student participants in NEDS

To join a mailing list, or to post to a list, please contact Olga Papaemmanouil olga@cs.brandeis.edu

List of members


Michael Brodie
Ugur Cetintemel, Brown University
Cindy Chen, U.Mass/Lowell
Mitch Cherniack, Brandeis University
Kajal Claypool, MIT Lincoln Labs

Mohamed Eltabakh, WPI
Robert Futrelle, Northeastern University
Yanlei Diao, U.Mass/Amherst
Dina Goldin, MIT Broad Inst. and Brown U.
Eric Hughes, MITRE Corp.
George Kollios, Boston University
Tim Kraska, Brown University
Rivka Ladin, Compaq Corp.
Ken C.K. Lee, UMass Dartmouth
Wang-Chien Lee, Penn State
Samuel Madden, MIT
Stu Madnick, MIT
Frank Manola, MITRE Corp.
Gerome Miklau, U.Mass/Amherst
Gail Mitchell, BBN

Alexandra Meliou, UMass/Amherst
Elizabeth O'Neil, U.Mass/Boston
Pat O'Neil, U.Mass/Boston
Olga Papaemmanouil, Brandeis University
Joan Peckham, URI
Mirek Riedewald, Northeastern University
Bill Robinson, Verizon
Arnie Rosenthal, MITRE Corp.
Elke Rundensteiner, WPI
Betty Salzberg, Northeastern University
Sunil Sarin, Netezza
Ed Sciore, Boston College
Liuba Shrira, Brandeis University
Michael Siegel, MIT
Dan Simovici, U. Mass / Boston
Gary Sockut, ACI Worldwide
Mike Stonebraker, MIT

Evimaria Terzi, Boston University
Stan Zdonik, Brown University


Past meetings


Sept 28, 2012Boon Thau Loo (University of Pennsylvania),  Declarative Constraint Optimizations in Distributed Systems
May 4, 2012: Christopher Re, ((University of Wisconsin-Madison) Statistical Data-Analysis in an RDBMS Almost for Free
March 30, 2012: Mike Franklin (CANCELLED)
February 24, 2012: Raghu Ramakrishnan (Yahoo! Research) The Future of Search and Information Discovery

December 2, 2011: Jignesh Patel (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Implications of Evolving Hardware Trends: Towards Energy-Conscious Main-Memory Data Processing
November 18, 2011AnHai Doan (University of Wisconsin-Madison and @WalmartLabs) Social Media, Data Integration, and Human Computation
October 07, 2011Shivnath Babu (Duke University), MADDER and Self-Tuning Data Analytics on Hadoop with Starfish
May 06 , 2011Divy Agrawal (University of California at Santa Barbara), Elastic Scalability of Data-intensive Applications in the Cloud
April 08, 2011Michael Carey (University of California at Irvine), ASTERIX: Towards a Scalable, Semistructured Data Platform for Evolving World Models (ppt slides)
March 11, 2011Yannis Papakonstantinou (University of California at San Diego), Rapid development of data-driven Web 2.0 applications

May 14, 2010Elisa Bertino (Purdue University) , The Challenge of Assuring Data Trustworthiness
April 9, 2010: Chris Jermaine, Rice University,  The DataPath Database System
Feb 19, 2010: Divesh Shrivastava, AT&T Labs-Research,  Dependence and Truth 

Dec 11, 2009
Phil Bernstein, Microsoft Research, Hyder: A Transactional Indexed Record Manager for Shared Flash Storage,  (PDF slides)
Sept 11, 2009Peter Haas, IBM Almaden, Some Tools and Techniques for Managing Uncertain Data,  (PDF slides)
May 8, 2009Umesh Dayal, HP Labs, Mixed Workload Management for Enterprise-Scale Business Intelligence Systems
March. 27, 2009Christian S. Jensen, Aalborg University,  Data Management for Location-Based Services

Feb. 22, 2008
: Peter Haas, IBM Almaden (CANCELLED)
Jan. 25, 2008: H V Jagadish, Univ. of Michigan, Making Database Systems Usable

Oct 12, 2007
: Jun Yang, Duke University, Data-Driven Processing in Sensor Networks (PDF slides)
May 18, 2007: Susan Davidson, University of Pennsylvania, Querying and Managing Provenance though User Views in Scientific Workflows
Apr. 20, 2007: Raghu Ramakrishnan, Yahoo Research and University of Wisconsin, Community Systems: The World Online
Mar. 2, 2007: Laura Haas, IBM Almaden, Beauty and the Beast: The Theory and Practice of Information Integration
Feb. 16, 2007: Amol Deshpande, University of Maryland, MauveDB: Managing Uncertain Data using Statistical Models

Dec. 8, 2006
: Donald Kossman, ETH Zurich, Processing Data Streams with XQuery
Dec. 1, 2006: Ken Salem, University of Waterloo, Coordinating the Database and Storage Tiers
Sep. 8, 2006: Hank Korth, Lehigh University, Multithreaded Architectures and Database Query Processing
May 5, 2006: Natassa Ailamaki, CMU, Data Management Technology for Scientific Applications
April 28, 2006
: Surajit Chaudhuri, Microsoft Research, Issues in Data Cleaning
Mar. 24, 2006: Michael J. Carey, BEA, Data Delivery in a Service-Oriented World: The BEA AquaLogic Data Services Platform
Jan. 27, 2006: Dean Jacobs, salesforce.com, Hosted Enterprise Services

Dec. 9, 2005
: Ken Salem, University of Waterloo -- CANCELLED
Oct. 21, 2005: Christopher Olston, Carnegie-Mellon University, User-Centric Web Crawling
Sep. 30, 2005: Guy M. Lohman, IBM Almaden Research Center, It's the PEOPLE, Stupid! - Self-Managing Research at IBM Almaden
May. 20, 2005: M. Tamer Ozsu, University of Waterloo, Similarity-based Search of Time Series and Trajectory Data
March. 25, 2005: Sunil Prabhakar, Purdue University, Handling Uncertainty in Sensor Database
Feb. 11, 2005: Michael Kifer, SUNY, Stony Brook, A Logical Framework for Web Service Discovery
Jan. 28, 2005: Adam Bosworth, Google, Database Requirements in the Age of Scalable Services

Dec. 3, 2004
: Avi Silberschatz, Yale University, Next-Generation Information Systems (PDF slides are here)
Nov. 19, 2004: Kenneth Ross, Columbia University, Architecture Sensitive Design of Database Engines (PDF slides are here)
Oct. 15, 2004: Jignesh Patel, University of Michigan
Sep. 24, 2004 : Carlo Zaniolo, UCLA (PPT slides are here)
Apr. 23, 2004: Alon Halevy, University of Washington
Mar. 26. 2004: Dave Lomet, Microsoft Research
Feb. 6, 2004: Dieter Gawlick, Oracle.
Jan. 23, 2004: Renee Miller, University of Toronto. (PPT slides are here)

Dec. 5, 2003
Michael Carey, BEA Systems Inc. (PPT slides are here)
Sep. 26, 2003: Bhavani Thuraisingham
May 9, 2003
: C. Mohan, IBM Almaden Research Center
Apr. 11, 2003: Lise Getoor, University of Maryland
Mar. 28, 2003: Michael Stonebraker, MIT and Peter Richardson, Rocket Software
Feb. 21, 2003: David Maier, Oregon Health & Science University (PPT slides are here, 400K)
Jan. 17, 2003: Z. Meral Ozsoyoglu, Case Western (relevant papers in PDF are here)

Dec. 13, 2002
: Sam Madden, UC Berkeley (PPT slides are here, 6 Meg)
Nov. 15, 2002: Johannes Gehrke, Cornell University
Oct. 11, 2002: Joseph M. Hellerstein, UC Berkeley
Sep. 13, 2002: Jennifer Widom, Stanford University
May. 17, 2002: Philip Bernstein, Microsoft Research (PPT slides are here, 300K)
Apr. 12, 2002: Dennis Shasha, NYU. (PPT slides are here, 100K)
Feb. 22, 2002: Michael Franklin, Berkeley
Jan. 25, 2002: David DeWitt, University of Wisconsin

Dec. 14, 2001
: Anatassia Ailamaki, Carnegie Mellon University
Nov. 9, 2001: Charlie Perkins, VP of Data Engineering, Fidelity
Oct. 12, 2001: Our inaugural meeting, with a talk by Jim Gray.

Last updated on Feb 21, 2011 by Olga Papaemmanouil olga AT cs.brandeis.edu.