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.

News
  • June, 2020 With Maxime Buron, Alin Deutsch, François Goasdoué & Ioana Manolescu , we will give a tutorial on "Heterogeneous Data Management" at the French Summer School on Massive Distributed Data (MDD)
  • March, 2019 Tutorial on "Heterogeneous Data Management Revisited: from Mediators to Modern Polystores" with Maxime Buron, Alin Deutsch, François Goasdoué and Ioana Manolescu , submited VLDB 2020
  • 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
  • Constraints-Based Rewriting for ML Linear Algebra-Based Hybrid Workload. Rana Alotaibi, Bogdan Cautis, Alin Deutsch, Ioana Manolescu , Under Prepration.
  • Heterogeneous Data Management Revisited: from Mediators to Modern Polystores [Tutorial] Rana Alotaibi , Maxime Buron, Alin Deutsch, François Goasdoué and Ioana Manolescu , Under Review VLDB 2020.
  • 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).