Oct 2016 -- I am looking for bright students (UGs and PGs) to work with me on the problems/projects in the areas of big data, data mining (graphs and music), and distributed systems. Please write to me if you are interested in working with me.
Oct 2016 -- I will be teaching CS315 Principles of Database Systems in the Winter semester of 2017 (second semester of 2016-2017).
July 2016 -- I will be offering CS698F Advanced Data Management in Fall 2016 (first semester of the academic year 2016-17).
July 2016 -- Our paper on "Quark-X: An Efficient Top-K Processing Framework for RDF Quad Stores" is accepted in CIKM 2016 (co-authored with Jyoti Leeka (IIIT Delhi), Srikanta Bedathur (IBM Research), and Debajyoti Bera (IIIT Delhi)).
My interest areas are -- Big Data, Data mining (graphs and music), Distributed Systems (Cluster Computing), and Query optimization.
My research focus spans building useful systems, as well as understanding and exploring the theoretical properties of query processing and distributed setup. I have developed a system called BitMat, and in the process, I have also extended some of the theoretical properties of query processing (see my SIGMOD 2015 paper and WWW 2016 paper).
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Medha Atre: For the DISTINCT clause of SPARQL queries, WWW Posters Track, 2016 (PDF).
Medha Atre: Left Bit Right: For SPARQL Join Queries with OPTIONAL Patterns (Left-outer-joins), SIGMOD 2015 (PDF).
Medha Atre, Vineet Chaoji, Mohammed J. Zaki: BitPath -- Label Order Constrained Reachability Queries over Large Graphs, CoRR, March 13, 2012, (PDF).
Medha Atre, Vineet Chaoji, Mohammed J. Zaki, James A. Hendler: Matrix "Bit"loaded: A Scalable Lightweight Join Query Processor for RDF Data, WWW 2010 (PDF) (Presentation) (BitMat source code).
Gregory Williams, Jesse Weaver, Medha Atre, James A. Hendler: Scalable Reduction of Large Datasets to Interesting Subsets, Journal of Web Semantics (Special Issue: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web), 2010 (winner of the 2009 Billion Triple Challenge, ISWC, October 2009) (Paper)
Medha Atre, James A. Hendler: BitMat: A Main Memory Bit-matrix of RDF Triples, in SSWS workshop at ISWC 2009 (PDF).
Seema Sundara, Medha Atre, Vladimir Kolovski, Souripriya Das, Zhe Wu, Eugene Chong, Jagannathan Srinivasan: Visualizing Large-Scale RDF Data Using Subsets, Summaries, and Sampling in Oracle, ICDE (Industrial Track), March 2010 (PDF) (Patent issued 2012)
Medha Atre, Jagannathan Srinivasan (Oracle), James A. Hendler: BitMat: A Main-memory Bit Matrix of RDF Triples for Conjunctive Triple Pattern Queries, ISWC Poster and Demo track, October 2008PDF (first runner up among 85 poster/demos)
I am a big fan of music in its various forms. I have received basic training in the Indian classical music, and I have been told that I can sing pretty well. I also like listening to and singing the Western pop music.
I read humor, biographies, history (of various kinds... political, social, evolutionary), fitness etc... anything that spurs interest.
"An academic career in which a person is forced to produce scientific writings in great amounts creates a danger of intellectual superficiality." - Albert Einstein
"A question that sometimes drives me hazy; am I or are the others crazy?" - Albert Einstein
"Unrestrained capitalism produces great disparity of wealth, cycles of boom and depression, and festering levels of unemployment. The system encourages selfishness instead of cooperation, and acquiring wealth rather than serving others. People are educated for careers rather than for a love of work and creativity. And political parties become corrupted by contributions from owners of great capital" - (extracted by Walter Isaacson from Albert Einstein's "Why Socialism?" article in Monthly Review 1949)
"You have a moral responsibility when you have been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently." - J. K. Rowling
"Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged people who just kept on working." - Douglas MacArthur
"An year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God." - Alan J. Perlis
"An year spent in database query optimization is enough to make one believe that God does play dice!" - Medha Atre