I'm a 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: Efficient Join Algorithms For Large Database Tables in a Multi-GPU Environment. To appear in Procs. 47th Intl. Conf. Very Large Data Bases (VLDB'21), Copenhagen, Denmark, August 16-20, 2021

   New paper: Counting Frequent Patterns in Large Labeled Graphs: A Hypergraph-Based Approach. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 34(4):980-1021.

  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 2021 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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