Mert Akdere

makdere AT

Box 1910, Computer Science Department 
Brown University 
Providence, RI 02912

I completed my PhD studies in July, 2011 and started working at Google, Inc in Mountain View, CA. I will soon update this page with a link or redirection to my upcoming personal web page. Meanwhile, you can contact me via email for inquiries.

I am a PhD candidate at Brown University Computer Science Department since 2005. My advisor is Ugur Cetintemel. I have a B.S. in computer science from Bilkent University, Turkey and M.S. from Brown CS.

Research .
My research interests include query processing and optimization, data-driven scalable predictive modeling in database systems, distributed systems, and event/query processing on streaming data. My recent research is about the integration of prediction and analysis queries into database systems using statistical prediction models and methods. I also worked on a distributed visual sensor networks project where I applied probabilistic database techniques to tracking problems in collaboration with the LEMS group at the Brown Engineering Department. 










Mert Akdere, Ugur Cetintemel, Matteo Riondato, Eli Upfal, Stan Zdonik. The Case for Predictive Database Systems: Opportunities and Challenges. CIDR 2011. (pdf)

Mert Akdere, Ugur Cetintemel, Eli Upfal, Stan Zdonik. Learning-based Query Performance Prediction. TR CS-11-01 (pdf)

Mert Akdere, Ugur Cetintemel, Eli Upfal. Database-support for Continuous Prediction Queries over Streaming Data. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment. 2010. (pdf

Mert Akdere, Ugur Cetintemel. Continuous Probabilistic Data Association with Constraints. TR CS-11-02. (pdf)

Mert Akdere, Ugur Cetintemel, Nesime Tatbul. Plan-based Complex Event Detection Across Distributed Sources. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, Vol 1. 2008. (pdf

Jie Mao, John Jannotti, Mert Akdere, Ugur Cetintemel. Event-based Constraints for Sensornet Programming. Distributed-Event-Based Systems (DEBS). 2008. (pdf

Mert Akdere, Ugur Cetintemel, Daniel E. Crispell, John Jannotti, Jie Mao, Gabriel Taubin. Data-Centric Visual Sensor Networks for 3D Sensing. GeoSensor Networks (GSN). 2006. 

Mert Akdere, Cagatay Bilgin, Ozan Gerdaneri, Ibrahim Korpeoglu, Ozgur Ulusoy, Ugur Cetintemel. A Comparison of Epidemic Algorithms in Wireless Sensor Networks. Elsevier Computer Communications 29(13-14). 2006.