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 Presented our work towards scalable polystore systems to Microsoft Jim Gray Systems Lab (invited talk)
  • May, 2020 ESTOCADA demo has been accepted to 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.
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
  • Estocada: Towards Scalable Polystore Systems. Rana Alotaibi, Bogdan Cautis, Alin Deutsch, Moustafa Latrache, Ioana Manolescu and Yifei Yang VLDB 2020 Demo Track
  • Towards Lightweight Approach for Optimizing Hybrid Complex Analytics Queries 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 GoasdouĂ© and Ioana Manolescu , French summer school on Massive Distributed Data (MDD)
  • 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 Polystore Systems. Microsoft Jim Gray Systems Lab , June 2020 (invited talk)
  • Towards Lightweight Approach for Optimizing Hybrid Complex Analytics Queries. UCSD Database Seminar, May 2020. Talk
  • Towards Scalable Hybrid Stores: Constraint-Based Rewriting to the Rescue. ACM SIGMOD. Amsterdam. July 2019. Talk and poster
  • Towards Scalable Polystore Systems. 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).