PhD Proposal -- Victor Zakhary

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 10:00am
HFH 1132
"The P's of Data Management System"
Divyakant Agrawal (Co-chair), Amr El Abbadi (Co-chair), Chandra Krintz

PhD Proposal

Victor Zakhary

Tuesday, June 5th 2018

10:00am – HFH 1132

Committee: Divyakant Agrawal (Co-chair), Amr El Abbadi (Co-chair), Chandra Krintz

Title: "The P's of Data Management System"




Global-Scale Data Management (GSDM) empowers social networks and the web to serve end-users

at billion-user scales. However, data management systems face many challenges to provide end-users with timely personalized experiences at scale.


In this talk, I explain how my research addresses the 3 P's of data management systems: Processing, Performance, and Privacy. In the first part of the talk, I present our work GPlacer, a placement optimization framework. It aims to find the optimal replica placement for geo-replicated strong consistent databases among the available edge and core datacenters. In the second part of the talk, I present Cache on Track (CoT), a stream processing framework that identifies heavy hitters and caches them at the edge of a distributed caching infrastructure. CoT intends to cache local trends at every front-end server to accelerate serving end-user requests. Finally, I briefly present our works LocBorg and Pharos that address different data privacy challenges at different scales.


Everyone Welcome!

Everyone welcome!