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My research focuses on data management for next-generation
applications, with an emphasis on performance, query processing, and
manageability of database systems. I see many challenges in information
management as more applications use databases to organize personal information,
to manage scientific data, and to manage file systems. In my dissertation, I
have focused on applications that need efficient support for heterogeneous data
integration, specifically data that is heterogeneous and sparse. I address the
shortcomings of current systems by developing solutions with theoretical
performance models, by validating my solutions in real systems, and by running
experiments with real world data.
My advisor is Jeff Naughton.
I am graduating this year, probably August 2006. I am looking
for a position at a research lab or with advanced product development team. I
have specific interests in: data storage, query processing, physical database
design, self-tuning/autonomic management, integration of heterogeneous data
sources, personal information management, and novel use of database management
solutions in new applications.
Please see my research statement and
cv. The web version of my CV has my home contact information
omitted, please contact me if you need this information.
Jennifer L. Beckmann, Alan Halverson, Rajasekar Krishnamurthy, and Jeffrey F.
Naughton. Extending RDBMSs To Support Sparse Datasets
Using An Interpreted Attribute Storage Format. In ICDE, 2006.
Jennifer L. Beckham, Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, Nils Klarlund.
Towards SMIL as a Foundation for Multimodal, Multimedia Applications.
Eurospeech 2001, 1363-1367, Aalborg, September 2001.
Jennifer L. Beckmann, Eric Chu, and Jeffrey F. Naughton. Indexing Sparse Tables
in an RDBMS with Sparse Indexes. 2006.
Alan Halverson, Jennifer L. Beckmann, and Jeffrey F. Naughton. A Principled
Comparison Of Storage Optimizations For Row-Store and Column-Store Systems For
Read-Mostly Query Workloads. 2006.
Unrefereed Technical Reports
Jennifer L. Beckmann. The CNET E-Commerce Data Set.