CPSC 504: Data Management, January 2006


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Class time & location

Future classes in ICICS/CS 238

Class is second term of Winter - January 10
Tuesday and Thursday 11-12:30

About 504

CPSC 504 is a graduate seminar on data management.

The course introduces students to many aspects of data management system design research, including traditional database systems. This will not be a repeat of an undergraduate course; the focus will be on research rather than either using databases or how a database system works.

The bulk of the class will involve reading research papers, presenting them, and discussing and analyzing them in the context of the whole class. A few assignments will be given to ensure that you understand the core concepts in practice as well as theory. In addition, there will be a project. There will be no midterms or finals.

More information about a preliminary topic schedule can be found in the course entry.

Prerequisites: Students having graduate standing in CS or the Masters of Software Systems are welcome to attend, regardless of whether you have a database background or not (I'll cover a few basics in the first week). If you are an undergraduate who has taken a database class and are interested in attending, feel free to send me e-mail to discuss it.


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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
201-2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4