Jianguo Wang, Ph.D.

Database Engineer
Aurora Cloud Database Team
Amazon Web Services, Palo Alto

Email: csjgwang@cs.ucsd.edu or wjianguo@amazon.com

Jianguo Wang is currently a database engineer at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he works on Amazon Aurora, a distributed database built for the cloud. In particular, he is working on Aurora Globally-Distributed Database, which spans multiple AWS regions, and most importantly, horizontally scales SQL database in the cloud.

Before that, he worked as an intern at Oracle, Microsoft Research, Samsung, and Tencent.

He received his PhD degree (Dec 2018) in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego, co-supervised by Prof. Yannis Papakonstantinou and Prof. Steven Swanson; his Mphil degree in Computer Science from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, co-advised by Prof. Eric Lo and Prof. Man Lung Yiu; and his BEng degree in Computer Science from Zhengzhou University

Research Interests

He works at the intersection of data management systems (mostly databases and search engines) and emerging trends including modern hardware and emerging applications (at UC San Diego) and recently cloud computing (at Amazon AWS). Those new factors revolutionized the way of building scalable data management systems.

  • Data Management: database systems, search engine systems

  • Modern Hardware: SSD, in-storage computing, SIMD, GPUs

  • Emerging Application: mass spectrometry, proteomics

  • Cloud Computing: cloud database, storage-compute separation

  • Working Experience
    • Aurora Cloud Database Team, Amazon AWS, Palo Alto, CA   03/2019 - present

    • [PhD Research] University of California, San Diego, CA   09/2013 - 12/2018
      • Project 1: Big Data Analytics in Protein Databases (part of NSF 1759980)
      • Project 2: Query Processing on Compressed Data in Main Memory Databases (part of NSF 1447943)
      • Project 3: Re-Architecturing Search Engine Systems for New Hardware Platforms (part of NSF 1219125)

    • [Intern] Oracle Advanced Development Group, Oracle Inc, Redwood Shores, CA   06-09/2018
      • Project: Bloom Filter Compression for In-Memory Databases

    • [Intern] MSR Database Group, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA   06-09/2015

    • [Intern] Samsung System Architecture Lab, Samsung Inc, San Jose, CA   06-09/2014

    • Bests of the International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT) 2019

    Selected Publications [DBLP]


    Teaching Assistantships
    • CSE132A. Database Systems Principles. University of California, San Diego. Winter 2016.
      Instructor: Prof. Victor Vianu

    • COMP327. Data Structures and Algorithms. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Fall 2012.
      Instructor: Prof. Man Lung Yiu

    • COMP328. Programming Languages: Theory and Applications. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Spring 2012.
      Instructor: Prof. Man Lung Yiu