I am a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science working with Peter J. Haas and the DREAM Lab at at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I am also collaborating with the Human Data (HuDa) Interaction Lab at NYU Abu Dhabi.
My research focuses on augmenting data management systems to better support data science, all stages of analytics, with special emphasis on predictive and prescriptive analytics, and faster and easier decision making. The main goal of my research is to democratize data science and decision making in a variety of practical applications, across different disciplines and industries. In my research conducted so far, I built complete and efficient data management systems able to support a broad class of decision-making problems that can be expressed as integer linear programs (ILP), on both certain and uncertain data. My current and future research aims at enlarging the scope of these systems to even broader classes of problems. Given the complexity and the broad scope of my research endeavors, my work has been largely interdisciplinary, it led to several top-tier publications, spanning also other research areas such as natural language processing, information retrieval, text summarization, AI, and robotics, and has been recognized by several ACM awards.
During summer 2017, I interned at Microsoft Research, in the Data Management, Exploration and Mining (DMX) group. During summer 2016, I interned at IBM Watson. During spring 2016, I visited NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE. During summer 2015, I visited the AMPLab at the University of California, Berkeley. During my Master's studies, I visited the Data-Intensive Systems group at Aarhus University, Denmark. During my Bachelor's studies, I interned in the Database Lab at the University of California, Riverside.
VLDB 2020 Best Demonstration Award:
SIGMOD 2020 Technical Paper Presentation:
- sPaQLTooLs: A Stochastic Package Query Interface for Scalable Constrained Optimization . VLDB 2020. Best Demonstration Award — Awards at VLDB 2020 Paper
- SuDocu: Summarizing Documents by Example . VLDB 2020. Best Demonstration Runner-up Award — Awards at VLDB 2020 Paper
- Stochastic Package Queries in Probabilistic Databases . SIGMOD 2020. Paper
- Scalable Computation of High-Order Optimization Queries . Communications of the ACM (CACM) 2019. CACM Research Highlight Paper
- Package queries: efficient and scalable computation of high-order constraints . The VLDB Journal 2018 (Special Issue on Best Papers of VDLB 2016). Pre-print (Final publication available at link.springer.com)
- A Scalable Execution Engine for Package Queries . SIGMOD Record 2017. ACM SIGMOD Research Highlight — Award website Paper
- Redistributing Funds across Charitable Crowdfunding Campaigns . CoRR abs/1706.00070, 2017. Paper
- Scalable Package Queries in Relational Database Systems . VLDB 2016. Best papers of VDLB 2016 Paper — Paper (Extended Version on arXiv) — Poster — Slides
- Improving Package Recommendations through Query Relaxation . Data4U 2014 at VLDB 2014. Paper — Slides
- PackageBuilder: From Tuples to Packages . VLDB 2014. Paper — Poster — Challenge Poster
- PackageBuilder: Querying for packages of Tuples . SIGMOD 2014. Undergraduate Research Poster
- Metric Spaces for Temporal Information Retrieval . ECIR 2014. Paper — Slides
- Recognising and Interpreting Named Temporal Expressions . RANLP 2013. Best Young Researcher award nominee Paper