Computer Sciences Dept.
Dr. Alan Halverson
PhD in Database, August 2006 from
Computer Sciences Department
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1210 West Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706
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Research Interests

My advisor was Jeff Naughton. While at Wisconsin, I investigated data storage optimizations, hierarchical data management, query processing, specialized query workloads and integration of heterogeneous data sources.

Application Materials

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:

Curriculum Vitae
Research Statement
Teaching Statement

PhD Thesis

PDF Alan Halverson. Storage and Query Processing Optimizations for Hierarchically-Organized Data. August 2006.

Conference Publications

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.

PDF 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.

PDF 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.

Unpublished Manuscripts

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.

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