COMS E6111-Advanced Database Systems
Fall 2017

Tuesdays 4:10-6:00 p.m.
1127 Mudd Building

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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 if needed.

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
  • Information Extraction
  • Data Mining
  • Time Series Mining
  • ...
Textbook: No textbook required, but will have readings from multiple sources, including:
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
(for first half of the course)
25% final exam (for second half of the course)
Instructor:  Luis Gravano
Office: 706 Schapiro CEPSR
Office Hours: Thursdays 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Telephone: 212-939-7064
Email: gravano@cs.columbia.edu
Instructional Assistants Office Hours Location Email
Min Fan
Tuesdays 10 a.m.-12 n.
TA/CA Room mf3084@columbia.edu
Ioannis Paparrizos
Fridays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
725 CEPSR jopa@cs.columbia.edu
Christophe Rimann
Mondays 5:30-7:30 p.m.
TA/CA Room christophe.rimann@columbia.edu
Joseph Shepley
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.-12:30 n.
TA/CA Room jls2303@columbia.edu

Luis Gravano
gravano@cs.columbia.edu