Brett Walenz
About

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bwalenz (@)

cs.duke.edu


LSRC D328


Curriculum Vitae

I am a PhD candidate in Computer Science at Duke University working on computational journalism and databases. I'm being advised by Jun Yang.

Invited Talks

Do Numbers Lie?

Science Cafe, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Raleigh, NC. October 2016. [video]

Fact Checking Congressional Voting Claims

Computation + Journalism 2016. Stanford University, September 2016. [paper, video]

iCheck: Computationally combating 'lies, damned lies, and statistics'

Tech & Check, Duke University, April 15, 2016.

iCheck: Interactive Exploration of How Congress Votes

Duke Visualization Friday Forum. April 8, 2016.

Finding, Monitoring, and Checking Claims Computationally Based on Structured Data

Computation + Journalism, Columbia University, October 2014

Research

Optimizing Iceberg Queries with Complex Joins

Brett Walenz, Sudeepa Roy, and Jun Yang. To appear, SIGMOD 2017.

Perturbation analysis of database queries

Brett Walenz and Jun Yang. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, 9(14), 2016.[paper]

Fact checking congressional voting claims.

Brett Walenz, Junyang Gao, Emre Sonmez, Yubo Tian, Yuhao Wen, Charles Xu, Bill Adair, and Jun Yang. In Proceedings of the 2016 Computation+Journalism Symposium, Stanford, California, USA, September 2016. Informal publication. [paper]

Finding, Monitoring and Checking Claims Computationally Based on Structured Data

Brett Walenz, You Wu, Seokhyun Song, Emre Sonmez, Eric Wu, Kevin Wu, Pankaj K. Agarwal, Jun Yang, Naeemul Hassan, Afroza Sultana, Gensheng Zhang, Chengkai Li, Cong Yu. Finding, Monitoring and Checking Claims Computationally Based on Structured Data. Computational+Journalism Symposium 2014 [talk, starts at 4h 40m] [paper]

iCheck: computationally combating "lies, damned lies, and statistics"

You Wu, Brett Walenz, Peggy Li, Andrew Shim, Emre Sonmez, Pankaj K. Agarwal, Chengkai Li, Jun Yang, and Cong Yu. "iCheck: computationally combating 'lies, damned lies, and statistics'." In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data, Snowbird, Utah, USA, June 2014. Demonstration track. [paper]

Exploring Social Contexts along the Time Dimension: Temporal Analysis of Named Entities

B. Walenz, W. Mahoney, R. Gandhi, Q. Zhu, “Exploring Social Contexts along the Time Dimension: Temporal Analysis of Named Entities”, in Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, Minneapolis, MN, 2010. [paper]

Mission Profiles and Evidential Reasoning for Estimating Information Relevancy in Multi-Agent Supervisory Control Applications

N. Denny, B. Walenz, “Mission Profiles and Evidential Reasoning for Estimating Information Relevancy in Multi-Agent Supervisory Control Applications”, in 15th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (ICCRTS), Santa Monica, CA, 2010. [paper]