Magdalena Balazinska
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. University of Washington


Magdalena Balazinska is an Associate Professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington and the Jean Loup Baer Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. She's the director of the IGERT PhD Program in Big Data and Data Science. She's also a Senior Data Science Fellow of the University of Washington eScience Institute. Magdalena's research interests are in the field of database management systems. Her current research focuses on big data management, scientific data management, and cloud computing. Magdalena holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2006). She is a Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellow (2007), received an NSF CAREER Award (2009), a 10-year most influential paper award (2010), an HP Labs Research Innovation Award (2009 and 2010), a Rogel Faculty Support Award (2006), a Microsoft Research Graduate Fellowship (2003-2005), and multiple best-paper awards.

Talk Information

  • Easy and Efficient Big Data Analytics with the Myria Cloud Service
  • 2015-10-22 12:25:00
  • WEB 1250

  • Abstract
    Many tools exist today for managing increasingly large collections of data. An important challenge, however, is that Big Data management tools must be both fast and easy-to-use. In this talk, we present the Myria system and service that we have developed in the database group at the University of Washington (in collaboration with the eScience Institute). The service is designed to meet the needs of modern data scientists, focusing on performance and productivity. We present an overview of the design of the tool and details on some of its query execution and cloud operation features.

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