My advisor was Jeff Naughton.
While at Wisconsin, I investigated
data storage optimizations,
hierarchical data management,
specialized query workloads
integration of heterogeneous data sources.
I graduated in the Summer of 2006 and accepted a position at
Microsoft Search Labs in Mountain View, CA. For reference, here are the application materials used during my job search:
PDF Alan Halverson.
Storage and Query Processing Optimizations for Hierarchically-Organized Data.
PDF Alan Halverson et al.
Mixed Mode XML Query Processing.
In Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases
(VLDB), Berlin, Germany, September 2003.
Alan Halverson, Vanja Josifovski, Guy Lohman, Hamid Pirahesh and Mathias Moerschel.
ROX: Relational Over XML.
In Proceedings of the Thirtieth International
Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), Toronto, Canada, September 2004.
Jennifer L. Beckmann, Alan Halverson, Rajasekar Krishnamurthy, and Jeffrey F. Naughton.
Extending RDBMSs To Support Sparse Datasets Using An Interpreted Attribute Storage Format.
To appear in Proceedings of the 22nd International
Conference on Data Engineering,
(ICDE), Atlanta, Georgia, April 2006.
PDF Alan Halverson, Jennifer L. Beckmann, Jeffrey F. Naughton, and David J. DeWitt.
A Comparison of C-Store and Row-Store in a Common Framework.
Submitted for review.