I started as an ECE student studying computer architecture, but I ended up as
a CS student studying databases. I've done some research
into database compression and its memory and processing tradeoffs and novel
uses for SSDs in a database. I'm
broadly interested in how to better the interaction between databases and the
disks and processors (i.e., between the software and the hardware).
A. L. Holloway. "Adapting Database Storage for New
Hardware." U.W. Madison PhD Thesis. 2009.
A. L. Holloway and D. J. DeWitt. "Read-Optimized
Databases, In Depth." Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment. 1, 1 (Aug. 2008), 502-513.
A. L. Holloway, G. Swart, V. Raman, and D. J. DeWitt. "How to Barter Bits for Chronons:
Compression and Bandwidth Trade Offs for Database Scans." ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data, June 2007.
A. L. Holloway, G. S. Sohi. "Characterization of Problem Stores." Computer Architecture Letters. Volume 3, Dec. 2004.