Jun Yang
Professor
Department of Computer Science
Duke University
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Current Ph.D. Students

  • Junyang Gao.
    • Ph.D. research initiation project: Durable Claims from Structured Data. 2016.
  • Brett Walenz.
    • Ph.D. preliminary exam: Perturbation Analysis of Database Queries. Summer 2016.
    • Ph.D. research initiation project: Perturbation Analysis of SQL Queries. 2014.
  • Yuhao Wen.
    • Ph.D. research initiation project: Database Support for Interactive Visualization. 2016.

Former Ph.D. Students

  • Botong Huang. Co-advised with Shivnath Babu. First employment: Microsoft.
    • Ph.D. dissertation defense: Cumulon: Simplified Matrix-Based Data Analytics in the Cloud. February 2016.
    • Ph.D. preliminary exam: Cumulon: Optimizing Statistical Analysis in the Cloud. Spring 2013.
    • Ph.D. research initiation project: Data Parallel Statistical Computing in the Cloud. 2012.
  • Risi Thonangi (Rishi). First employment: VMware.
    • Ph.D. dissertation defense: Optimizing Database Algorithms for Random-Access Block Devices. July 2015.
    • Ph.D. preliminary exam: Searching, Sorting, Permuting and Beyond on Flash. Spring 2011.
    • Ph.D. research initiation project: Investigating Concurrency Control for Flash-Efficient Indexes. 2009.
  • You Wu (Will). Co-advised with Pankaj K. Agarwal. First employment: Google Inc.
    • Ph.D. dissertation defense: Computational Journalism: from Answering Questions to Questioning Answers and Raising Good Questions. July 2015.
    • Ph.D. preliminary exam: Computational Journalism: From Answering Questions to Questioning Answers and Raising Good Questions. Spring 2013.
    • Ph.D. research initiation project: Extended Promotion Analysis and its Applications in Computational Journalism. 2012.
  • Albert Yu. Co-advised with Pankaj K. Agarwal. First employment: Amazon.
    • Ph.D. dissertation defense: Algorithms for Continuous Queries: A Geometric Approach. May 2013.
    • Ph.D. preliminary exam: Algorithmic Challenges in Content-based Publish-Subscribe Systems. Spring 2010.
    • Ph.D. research initiation project: Network Design for Wide-Area Publish/Subscribe. 2008.
  • Yi Zhang. First employment: Google Inc.
    • Ph.D. dissertation defense: Transparent and Efficient I/O for Statistical Computing. March 2012.
    • Ph.D. preliminary exam: RIOT: A Framework for Efficient Statistical Computing. Fall 2009.
    • Ph.D. research initiation project: Failure-Aware Spatial Suppression in Sensor Networks. 2007.
  • Badrish Chandramouli. First employment: Microsoft Research.
    • Ph.D. dissertation defense: Unifying Databases and Internet-Scale Publish/Subscribe. July 2008.
    • Ph.D. preliminary exam: Supporting Better Scalability and Richer Subscription Models in Wide-Area Publish/Subscribe. Summer 2006.
    • Ph.D. research initiation project: Distributed Network Querying: Reducing Costs by Providing Approximate Answers. 2004. Duke CS Outstanding PhD Research Initiation Project Award.
  • Junyi Xie. First employment: Oracle Corp.
    • Ph.D. dissertation defense: Handling Resource Constraints and Scalability in Continuous Query Processing. September 2007.
    • Ph.D. preliminary exam: Optimizing Continuous Queries Over Data Streams. Fall 2004.
    • Ph.D. research initiation project: Building DRAM-Based High Performance Intermediate Memory Systems. 2002. (Served as committee member, not as primary advisor.)
  • Hao He. IBM Ph.D. Fellowship, 2006-2007; first employment: Google Inc.
    • Ph.D. dissertation defense: Query Processing and Indexing Techniques on Semi-Structured Data. July 2007.
    • Ph.D. preliminary exam: Query Processing and Indexing Techniques on Graph-Structured Data. Spring 2006.
    • Ph.D. research initiation project: A Workload-Aware Update-Efficient Index for XML. 2003.
  • Adam Silberstein. First employment: Yahoo! Research.
    • Ph.D. dissertation defense: Query Processing Methods for Wireless Sensor Networks. February 2007.
    • Ph.D. preliminary exam: Query Processing and Optimization in Sensor Networks. Spring 2005.
    • Ph.D. research initiation project: Sorting XML in External Memory. 2004.

Former M.S. Students

  • Rohit Paravastu. Detecting Natural-Language Claims Checkable on Relational Databases. Fall 2012.
  • Rozemary Scarlat. FirstPass: Crowdsourced Initial Document Analysis. Fall 2012.
  • Yunjia Zhou. Exploring One-of-the-Few Claims from Data. Spring 2012.
  • Pradeep K. Gunda. Scalable Lineage Tracking in Workflows. Fall 2007.
  • Wenbin Pan. On Author Name Disambiguation in Citation Databases. Fall 2004.
  • Zhihui Wang. Multiple-View Maintenance with Semantic Caching. Summer 2003.
  • Jing Zhang. Implementing a File System on Top of a DBMS. Summer 2003.
  • Junfei Geng. Automatic Extraction and Integration of Bibliographic Information on the Web Using Hidden Markov Models. Spring 2003.
  • Xiao F. Huang (Andy). TupleRank and Implicit Relationship Discovery in Databases. Spring 2003.
  • Parag G. Palekar. Analysis of an Incremental Algorithm for Mining Frequent Itemsets. Fall 2002.

Undergraduate Theses Supervised

  • Tyler Brock. Amboseli Baboon Research Ranker. Spring 2007. Graduated with Distinction.
  • Christopher N. Bond. Query Suspend and Resume. Spring 2005. Graduated with High Distinction.

Undergraduate Research Internship

  • Seokhyun Song (Alex). iCheck: Computational Fact-Checking. Summer 2014.
  • Emre Sonmez. iCheck: Computational Fact-Checking. Summer 2014.
  • Jiaqi Yan. RIOT: Statistical Computing with Efficient, Transparent I/O. Summer 2010 - Spring 2012. Duke CSURF Fellow.
  • Weiping Zhang. RIOT: Statistical Computing with Efficient, Transparent I/O. Summer 2009 - Spring 2011.
  • Gregory Filpus. Suppression Schemes for Sensor Data Collection. Summer 2006.
  • Congyi Wu. Tracking Lineage for Computational Workflows. Summer 2006.
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