I'm an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of South Florida. My research interests are in the areas of database systems, distributed systems, and high performance computing. I attended graduate school at Purdue University, and got a PhD and an MS in Computer Sciences. I also hold a Bachelor's degree in Horticulture from China Agricultural University.


   New paper: Fast Equi-Join Algorithms on GPUs: Design and Implementation. In Procs. 29th Intl. Conf. Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM), Best Paper Runner Up

   New paper: Flexible and Feasible Support Measures for Mining Frequent Patterns in Large Labeled Graphs. In Procs. ACM Intl. Conf. Management of Data (SIGMOD)

  Multiple positions are available for undergraduate students. If you are an undergraduate student interested in doing research and gaining some hands-on experience on database management systems, feel free to talk to me. And you will get paid!



   Spring 2019 classes:

 COP 4710 Database Design


My schedule in Google Calendar:     


    Database group Alumni
  • Anand Kumar (Ph.D.)
  • Vladimir Grupcev (Ph.D.)
  • Peyman Behzadnia (Ph.D.)
    Current Students
  • Zhila Nouri-Lewis (Ph.D.)
  • Ran Rui (Ph.D.)
  • Hao Li (Ph.D.)
  • Ryan Wheeler (M.S.)


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