Welcome to my home page. I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. I received my Ph.D. degree from the Computer Science Department at Brown University under Professor Stan Zdonik.
My research interests are in databases and systems, including:
- database security and privacy
- uncertain data management
- sensor networks
- parallel and distributed systems
In Fall 2013, one of the courses I am teaching is 91.573.201 Database I. This course introduces the concepts and design of relational database systems. Relational data concepts are not limited to enterprise database systems such as Oracle, DB2, and Microsoft SQL servers. But rather, the data model and language interfaces are used in many general data management tasks including data streams and other structured data environments. This course presents the relational model mostly from the language, both formal and practical, and the model design perspectives. Topics studied in this course include the relational model, SQL, formal query languages such as relational algebra and relational calculus, E-R model, functional dependency theory, and normal forms. Time permitting, we will also introduce some more recent data models and programming methods.