Rana Alotaibi

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, San Diego
Office: EBU3B 3231
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Bio

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Database Lab at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), working with Prof.Alin Deutsch and CEDAR Team Inria France headed by Prof.Ioana Manolescu . My research interest lies broadly in the intersection of database theory and big data managment systems. My current research is in query evaluation and optimization in polystore systems, languages/models for integrating disparate data and scalable self-tuning big data management systems. I received my M.Sc degree in Computer Science from UCSD in 2016. Prior to UCSD, I worked as a research specialist at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in Saudi Arabia, the National Center for Artificial Intelligence and Big Data.

News
  • Oct, 2019. Presented ESTOCADA at UCSD CNS Research Review
  • July, 2019. Our paper "Towards Scalable Hybrid Stores: Constraint-Based Rewriting to the Rescue" has been accpted to BDA 2019, Lyon, France.
  • June, 2019. Sucessfully passed my Ph.D. candidacy exam (thesis proposal). Committee members: Alin Deutsch, Ranjit Jhala, Arun Kumar, Michael Carey and Ramesh Rao. Topic: Towards Scalable Self-Tuning Polystore Systems
  • March, 2019. Our paper on brining materialized views-based rewriting into polystore systems has been accpted to ACM SIGMOD 2019.
  • Sept, 2018. Presented our work on brining materialized views-based rewriting into polystore systems at SoCal DB Day.
  • June, 2018. Started my internship at IBM Research Almaden, San Jose, CA with Data Management Group.
  • June, 2018. Sucessfully passed my Ph.D. research exam
  • Committee members: Alex C. Snoeren , Arum Kumar and Amarnath Gupta.Topic: Querying Heterogeneous Data Sources : A Comparative Study
  • June, 2017. Started my internship at IBM Research Almaden, San Jose, CA with Data Management Group.
Education

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science, 2017.1 - Present

Courses: Computability and Complexity, Advanced Compilers, Logic for Computer Science and Machine Learning

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Master of Computer Science, 2014.9 - 2016.6

Courses: Computer Secuirty, Operating Systems, Programming Languages, Database Systems: Principles and Advanced Topics, Algorithms Design and Analysis, Probabilistic Reasoning and Decision-Making, Introduction to AI: A Statistical Approach and Computer Architecture

AL-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Bachelor of Computer Science & Information System, 2006.9 - 2011.6

Research and Industry Experience

IBM Research Almaden Center, San Jose, CA

  • Research Intern, 2018.6 - 2018.9
  • Desgined and developed an ontology-driven approach for property graph schema design for domain-specific knowledge graphs. This work is covered by a non-disclosure agreement
  • Mentor: Chuan Lei, Manager: Fatma Ozcan

IBM Research Almaden Center, San Jose, CA

  • Research Intern, 2017.6 - 2017.12
  • Desgined and developed a workload-aware data placement and querying of domain-specific knowledge bases with hybrid data stores. This work is covered by a non-disclosure agreement
  • Mentor: Abdul Quamar, Manager: Fatma Ozcan

INRIA Saclay, France

  • Research Intern, 2016.8 - 2016.10
  • Worked on designing and developing scalable self-tuning big data management system that provides transparent and optimized access to heterogeneous data stores
  • Mentor: Damian Bursztyn, Manager: Ioana Manolescu
Teaching Experience

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Publications
  • Towards Scalable Hybrid Stores: Constraint-Based Rewriting to the Rescue. Rana Alotaibi, Damian Bursztyn, Alin Deutsch, Ioana Manolescu, Stamatis Zampetakis, ACM SIGMOD 2019.
  • Towards Scalable Hybrid Stores: Constraint-Based Rewriting to the Rescue. Rana Alotaibi, Damian Bursztyn, Alin Deutsch, Ioana Manolescu, Stamatis Zampetakis, BDA conference on data management 2019
  • Estocada: Hybrid Storage and Rewriting under Integrity Constraints. Rana Alotaibi, Francesca Bugiotti, Damian Bursztyn, Alin Deutsch, Ioana Manolescu, Stamatis Zampetakis, BDA conference on data management 2016
Research Talks and Posters
  • Towards Scalable Hybrid Stores: Constraint-Based Rewriting to the Rescue. ACM SIGMOD. Amsterdam. July 2019. Talk and poster
  • Towards Scalable Polystore. UCSD CSE Open Research House, Feb 2018 (Short talk)
  • ESTOCADA: Hybrid Storage and Rewriting under Integrity Constraints. SoCal DB Day. San Diego, CA. September 2018. Poster
  • Ontology-Driven Property Graph Schema Design for Domain-Specific Knowledge Graphs. IBM Summer Symposium. San Jose, CA. September 2018. Poster
  • Workload-aware Data Placement and Querying of Knowledge-bases over Hybrid Stores. IBM Summer Symposium. San Jose, CA. September 2017. Talk and poster
Awards and Scholarships
  • Fall, 2016. Ph.D. Scholarship, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST).
  • Fall, 2014. M.Sc. Scholarship, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST).