Rana Alotaibi | رنا العتيبي

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

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of California, San Diego, advised by Alin Deutsch, and a member of the Database Lab and Center for Networked Systems. I'm also an associate member (collaborator) of CEDAR team at INRIA .

My research interest lies broadly at the intersection of database theory and big data managment systems. My current research focuses on cross-data model query optimization in heterogeneous settings, languages/models for integrating disparate data and scalable self-tuning big data management systems.

[Curriculum vitae] | [ Google Scholar ] | [ DBLP ]

News
  • Dec, 2021 - I serve as a Program Committee Member of DBML workshop @ICDE'22
  • July, 2021 - HADAD is accepted to BDA'21. [Best Paper Award]
  • July, 2021 - HADAD and ESTOCADA are presented in Huawei Cloud InnovWave Conference 2021
  • March, 2021 - Our paper on optimizing hybrid analytical tasks is accepted to SIGMOD 2021.
  • Jan, 2021 - I will be joining Microsoft Gray Systems Lab this summer as a research intern. Looking forward to a great summer!
  • June, 2020 - Presented our work Towards Scalable Polystore Systems - Microsoft Gray Systems Lab (invited talk)
  • May, 2020 - ESTOCADA demo has been accepted to VLDB 2020
  • June, 2019 - I am now a PhD candidate at UC San Diego!
Education

University of California, San Diego

Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science, 2016.9 - Present

University of California, San Diego

Master of Computer Science, 2014.9 - 2016.6

AL-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Bachelor of Computer Science & Information System, 2006.9 - 2011.6

Research and Industry Experience

Microsoft, Redmond, WA

IBM Research Almaden Center, San Jose, CA

  • Team: Database Group
  • Research Intern, 2018.6 - 2018.9
  • Desgined and developed an ontology-driven approach for property graph schema design for domain-specific knowledge graphs.
  • Mentor: Chuan Lei | Manager: Fatma Ozcan

IBM Research Almaden Center, San Jose, CA

INRIA Saclay, France

  • Team: CEDAR
  • Research Intern, 2016.8 - 2016.10
  • Designed and developed a cross-model integration query language, which allows simultaneous access to various data stores and models such as documents, key-value, relational, etc
  • Mentor: Damian Bursztyn, Manager: Ioana Manolescu
Publications
  • FAQ Constraints-based Rewriting Rana Alotaibi, Bogdan Cautis, Alin Deutsch, Hung Q. Ngo, Dan Suciu , Under prepration, based on [FAQ: Questions Asked Frequently]
  • Heterogeneous Data Management Revisited: from Mediators to Modern Polystores [Tutorial] Rana Alotaibi, Maxime Buron, Alin Deutsch, François Goasdoué and Ioana Manolescu , French Summer School on Massive Distributed Data (MDD) 2022
  • HADAD: A Lightweight Approach for Optimizing Hybrid Complex Analytics Queries Rana Alotaibi, Bogdan Cautis, Alin Deutsch and Ioana Manolescu, ACM SIGMOD 2021 | BDA'21 (Best Paper Award) , [PDF][arxiv][Short-Talk][Long-Talk]
  • Property Graph Schema Optimization for Domain-Specific Knowledge Graphs. Rana Alotaibi, Chuan Lei, Abdual Quamar, Vasilis Efthymiou and Fatma Özcan, ICDE 2021, [PDF][arxiv]
  • Estocada: Towards Scalable Polystore Systems. Rana Alotaibi, Bogdan Cautis, Alin Deutsch, Moustafa Latrache, Ioana Manolescu and Yifei Yang, VLDB 2020 Demo, [PDF]
  • Towards Scalable Hybrid Stores: Constraint-Based Rewriting to the Rescue. Rana Alotaibi, Damian Bursztyn, Alin Deutsch, Ioana Manolescu, Stamatis Zampetakis, ACM SIGMOD 2019, [PDF]
  • 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
  • Generalized Computation Reuse Framework in Analytics Job Service at Microsoft. Microsoft Jim Gray Systems Lab . Sept 2021. Talk
  • HADAD: A Lightweight Approach for Optimizing Hybrid Complex Analytics Queries. ACM SIGMOD'21. Talk
  • Towards Scalable Polystore Systems. Microsoft Jim Gray Systems Lab . June 2020. Invited talk
  • Estocada: Towards Scalable Polystore Systems. VLDB'20. Demo
  • Towards Scalable Hybrid Stores: Constraint-Based Rewriting to the Rescue. ACM SIGMOD'19. Talk and poster
  • Towards Scalable Polystore Systems. UCSD Open Research House. Feb 2018. Short talk
  • ESTOCADA: Hybrid Storage and Rewriting under Integrity Constraints. SoCal DB Day. Sept 2018. Poster
  • Ontology-Driven Property Graph Schema Design for Domain-Specific Knowledge Graphs. IBM Research Almaden Summer Symposium. September 2018. Poster
  • Workload-aware Data Placement and Querying of Knowledge-bases over Hybrid Stores. IBM Research Almaden Summer Symposium. San Jose, CA. September 2017. Talk and poster
Patents
  • Reducing Response Time for Queries Directed to Domain-Specific Knowledge Graph using Property Graph Schema Optimization, Chuan Lei, Abdual Quamar, Vasilis Efthymiou, Fatma Özcan, Rana Alotaibi. Patent US App. 16/800,392
  • Ontology-based Query Routing for Domain Specific Knowledge Bases, Abdual Quamar, Fatma Özcan, Rana Alotaibi. Patent US App. 16/594,460
  • Ontology-based Data Storage for Domain Specific Knowledge Bases, Abdual Quamar, Fatma Özcan, Rana Alotaibi, Chuan Lei. Patent US App. 16/594,391
Teaching Experience

University of California, San Diego

Mentored Students
  • Yifei Yang (MS, CSE UCSD) -> PhD Student at University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ray Andrus ( BS, CSE UCSD)
Service
  • External Reviewer: SIGMOD 2022
  • Program Committee: DBML@ICDE'22
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).