CPSC 504: Tentative Schedule

Paper Selection Information

You should sign up for different days to present and lead the discussion on. For the moment, please sign up for a day rather than a paper - I'll readjust if there are enough people in the class to do so. Please note that paper sign up is first come first served.
Week of: Monday Wednesday
September 6/8 Labour day: no class Introduction & class outline - what data do you have?
slides in PDF
Rachel presents and leads discussion
September 13/15 Introduction to databases: part 1
Optional reading (note: no need to turn in a review - the next one will be the one I will tell you what you would have gotten if I were grading, but will not actually grade)
Preliminary slides for next two classes in PDF
Rachel presents and leads discussion
Homework 1 handed out: design a database for your data
Introduction to databases: part 2
Rachel presents and leads discussion
September 20/22 Relational Roots
Rachel presents and leads discussion
Homework 1 due
Query Optimization Overview
Presentation: Jimmy and Marwa
Discussion: Doug
September 27/29 Two query optimizers
Presentation: Daniel and Mohamed
Discussion: Wei Lu
Query Execution
Presentation: Simona
Discussion: Shabab
Project: one page project proposal due
October 4/6 Transaction Processing
Presentation: Alexandru
Discussion: Simona
Answering Queries Using Views/Data Integration
Presentation: Patrick
Discussion: David (Wei Jin)
October 11/13 Thanksgiving Day: no class Adaptive Execution
Presentation: Min
Discussion: Patrick and Mark
October 18/20 Object-oriented and Object-relational databases
Presentation: Steven and Nick
Discussion: Jimmy and Marwa
Presentation: Pei
Discussion: Steven and Mohamed
October 25/27 40 years of data models: what goes around comes around
Presentation: Shabab
Discussion: Lee and Mike
On Line Analytic Processing (OLAP)
Presentation: David (Wei Jin) and Amir
Discussion: Daniel
Project: 4 page midterm status report due
November 1/3 Data Mining
Presentation: Wei Lu
Discussion: Pei for BIRCH, Amir for Apriori
Rachel out of town: no class
November 8/10 Streaming data
Presentation: Lee
Discussion: Sara and Primal
The Role of Theory
Presentation: Mike
Discussion: Min
November 15/17 Advanced Topics/Student Request Potpourri: Dataspaces
Presentation: Doug and Primal
Discussion: Nick
Advanced Topics/Student Request Potpourri: Current Industrial trends: BigTable and Dynamo
Presentation: Sara and Mark
Discussion: Alex
November 22/24 Project Reports:
Project Reports:
Min and Wei Lu
November 29/December 1 Project Reports:
Pei and Wei Jin
Amir and Mohamed
Daniel, Mike, and Patrick
Project Reports:
Mark and Nick
Jimmy and Primal
Lee, Shabab, and Simona
Tuesday, December 7 Project: final report due

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Rachel Pottinger
E-mail Address: rap [at] cs [dot] ubc [dot] ca
Office Location: CICSR 345
Phone: (604)822-0436
Postal/Courier address:
The Department of Computer Science
University of British Columbia
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