Xiaodan Wang
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles St., NEB 315
Computer Science Department
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
(410) 516-5126

 
I have graduated and joined the Core Infrastructure group at Salesforce.com. I can be reached either at the university email above or at the following email:  
 

Education     
  • Computer Science PhD at Johns Hopkins University
    Advisor: Professor Randal Burns
  • M.S. in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University (2007)
  • B.S. in Computer Science at University of Maryland College Park, Summa Cum Laude (2004)
  • B.S. in Business Information Systems at University of Maryland College Park, w/ Honors (2004)
My Resume      

Research Interests      Distributed query scheduling, optimization, and online physical design for peta-scale Scientific databases. In particular, Astronomy data in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey / SkyServer project and simulation data from the Turbulence Database Cluster.

Project Website      

Related Works      X. Wang, A. Sarma, C. Olston, and R. Burns. CoScan: Cooperative Scan Sharing in the Cloud. ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC), ACM, 2011.
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C. Olston, G. Chiou, L. Chitnis, F. Liu, Y. Han, M. Larsson, A. Neumann, V. B. N. Rao, V. Sankarasubramanian, S. Seth, C. Tian, T. ZiCornell, and X. Wang. Nova: Continuous Pig/Hadoop Workflows. International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), ACM, 2011.
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X. Wang, E. Perlman, R. Burns, T. Malik, T. Budavari, C. Meneveau, and A. Szalay. JAWS: Job-Aware Workload Scheduling for the Exploration of Turbulence Simulations. International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC), IEEE, 2010.
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T. Malik, X. Wang, P. Little, A. Chaudhary, and A. Thakar. A Dynamic Data Middleware System for Rapidly-growing Scientific Repositories. International Middleware Conference (Middleware), ACM, 2010.
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X. Wang. GBO Preliminary Research Proposal. Graduate Board Oral Exam, JHU, 02/02/2009.
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X. Wang. Processing Data-Intensive Queries in Petabyte-Scale Scientific Databases. Doctoral Showcase at International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC), IEEE, 2009.
Proposal       Slides

X. Wang, R. Burns, and T. Malik. LifeRaft: Data-Driven, Batch Processing for the Exploration of Scientific Databases. Poster session at International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC), IEEE, 2009.
Proposal       Poster

T. Malik, X. Wang, D. Dash, A. Chaudhary, A. Ailamaki, and R. Burns. Adaptive Physical Design for Curated Archives. International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM), IEEE, 2009.
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X. Wang, R. Burns, and T. Malik. LifeRaft: Data-Driven, Batch Processing for the Exploration of Scientific Databases. Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR), ACM, 2009.
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X. Wang, R. Burns, A. Terzis, and A. Deshpande. Network-Aware Join Processing in Global-Scale Database Federations. International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), IEEE, 2008.
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T. Malik, X. Wang, R. Burns, D. Dash, and A. Ailamaki. Automated Physical Design in Database Caches. Workshop on Self-Managing Database Systems (SMDB), IEEE, 2008.
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X. Wang, T. Malik, R. Burns, D. Dash, and A. Ailamaki. Automated Physical Design in Database Caches. Poster session at New England Database Day (NEDBDay), 2008.
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X. Wang, R. Burns, and A. Terzis. Throughput-Optimized, Global-Scale Join Processing in Scientific Federations. Workshop on Networking Meets Databases (NetDB), USENIX, 2007.
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X. Wang, T. Malik, R. Burns, S. Papadomanolakis, and A. Ailamaki. A Workload-Driven Unit of Cache Replacement for Mid-Tier Database Caching. Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA), IEEE, 2007.
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T. Malik, X. Wang, and R. Burns. FedCache: Proxy Caching in Wide-Area Scientific Database Federations. Demo Report for the World Wide Telescope (WWT) project, 2006.
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