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Wook-Shin Han

Natural Language-Based Exploration with Databases in Chatbot

Databots

We expect virtually every database to be on Cloud shortly. All database vendors strive to survive in this competing market. In the era of cloud computing, databases will become easily accessible, and thus even non-technical users want to use such databases like their TVs. In this situation, we need to interact with databases through accessible […]

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Vanessa Braganholo and Wolfgang Lehner

ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award

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The annual ACM SIGMOD Doctoral Dissertation Award, inaugurated in 2006, recognizes excellent research by doctoral candidates in the database field. Jim Gray was a prolific database researcher who won the Turing Award in 1998 “for seminal contributions to database and transaction processing research and technical leadership in system implementation”. Jim Gray had a passion for […]

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Reynold Cheng

Data Science for Social Good: the STAR Mission

Data Science, Social Good

Data Science for Social Good, or DSSG, broadly refers to the use of data engineering and analysis solutions in the social work domain.  I am interested in this field, because it gives me a chance to understand how database technologies can be used in a domain whose data-driven approaches are only in its infancy. Moreover, […]

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Georgia Koutrika
Georgia Koutrika

ACM SIGMOD Blog is 10 years old

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This year, ACM SIGMOD Blog celebrates its tenth anniversary. During this decade, it has hosted over 60 prominent researchers and professionals from the industry and academia, with an ACM Turing Award recipient, three ACM Fellows, four winners of the ACM SIGMOD Innovations Award, and two recipients of VLDB 10-Years Best Paper Award, among the many […]

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Arun Kumar
Arun Kumar

Automation of Data Prep, ML, and Data Science: New Cure or Snake Oil?

AutoML, Data Preparation, Machine Learning

For almost 30 years, the DB / data management community has intensively studied the vexing pains of data integration, cleaning, and transformation. This research has largely been in the contexts of RDBMSs, SQL-oriented business intelligence (BI), and knowledge base construction. But as the emerging interdisciplinary field of Data Science gains prominence, the massive pain of […]

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