COMS E6111-Advanced Database Systems
Spring 2014

Thursdays, 4:10-6:00 p.m.
535 Mudd Bldg.

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Course Description: Continuation of COMS W4111-Introduction to Databases, covers the latest trends in both database research and industry. Programming projects are required.

Undergraduate students are welcome to register with the instructor's permission.

Prerequisites:
  • COMS W4111 or equivalent, and
  • Working knowledge of Java or Python.

Note that COMS W4112 is not a prerequisite.

Topics
(subject to change)
:
  • Information Retrieval
  • Web Search
  • Data Mining
  • Data Warehousing, OLAP, Decision Support
  • Spatial Data Management
  • Information Extraction
Textbook: No textbook required, but will have readings from:
Readings: Mostly research papers and a few chapters from the above textbooks.
Grades: 50% projects: 3 projects in Java or Python (student's choice)
25% midterm exam
: March 13, in class
25% final exam: May 15, 4:10-5:30 p.m.
Instructor:  Luis Gravano
Office: 706 Schapiro CEPSR
Office Hours: Mondays, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Telephone: 1-212-939-7064
Email: gravano@cs.columbia.edu
Teaching Assistant Office Hours Location Telephone Email
Fotis Psallidas
Tuesdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Fridays, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
704 CEPSR
1-212-939-7113
fotis@cs.columbia.edu
Ayushi Singhal
Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
TA Room 1-212-854-4916
as4521@columbia.edu

Luis Gravano
gravano@cs.columbia.edu