Arnab Nandi is an
Assistant Professor of
Computer Science & Engineering at
The Ohio State University.
Office: DL 689 [send email / 614-292-5813]
Arnab’s research is in the area of database systems, focusing on challenges in big data analytics and data interaction. The goal of his group’s work is to allow end-users to explore information in large semi-structured and structured data. This involves solving problems that span the areas of databases, information retrieval, query interfaces and data mining.
Arnab has been on Program Committees of VLDB (2013, 2014), SOCC (2013) and ICDE (2013) conferences and has reviewed for several conferences and journals including SIGMOD, TKDE, PVLDB, VLDB Journal and WWW.
Arnab is also Founding Director of The STEAM Factory, a collaborative interdisciplinary research and public outreach initiative.
- The OSU::Hackathon was a big success, here is our report about it. It was covered by The Dispatch and The Lantern .
- GestureQuery concept was presented at Franklinton’s GO WEST Festival as part of The STEAM Factory’s booth.
- Talk about Gestural Querying at Trifacta, Inc. on Sep. 9.
- GestureQuery concept and PLASMA-HD were both presented as demos at VLDB 2013 in Riva del Garda.
Current Research Projects: Interactive Data Systems
- GestureDB — Gestural querying of databases using non-keyboard interfaces
- DICE — Large-scale Distributed Interactive Analytics
- Arnab Nandi: Querying Without Keyboards: CIDR 2013 (Vision Track: Best Paper Award) [pdf] [concept video]
- Lilong Jiang, Arnab Nandi, Michael Mandel: GestureQuery: A Multitouch Database Query Interface: VLDB 2013 (demo)
- Arnab Nandi, Michael Mandel: The Interactive Join: Recognizing Gestures for Database Queries: CHI 2013 (Works-In-Progress) [pdf]
- David Fuhry, Yang Zhang, Venu Satuluri, Arnab Nandi, Srinivasan Parthasarathy: PLASMA-HD: Probing the LAttice Structure and MAkeup of High-dimensional Data: VLDB 2013 (demo)
- Manish Singh, Arnab Nandi, H. V. Jagadish: Skimmer: Rapid Scrolling of Relational Query Results: SIGMOD 2012 [pdf] [slides]
- Arnab Nandi, H. V. Jagadish: Guided Interaction: Rethinking the Query-Result Paradigm: VLDB 2011 (Challenges & Visions Track) [pdf] [slides]
- Arnab Nandi, H. V. Jagadish: Assisted querying using instant-response interfaces: SIGMOD 2007 (demo) [video] [pdf] [shipped: NCIBI]
Big Data Analytics:
- Niranjan Kamat, Prasanth Jayachandran, Kathik Tunga, Arnab Nandi: Distributed Interactive Cube Exploration: ICDE 2014
- Arnab Nandi, Cong Yu, Philip Bohannon, Raghu Ramakrishnan: Distributed Cube Materialization on Holistic Measures: ICDE 2011 [pdf] [slides] [shipped as feature in Pig 0.11]
- Arnab Nandi, Cong Yu, Philip Bohannon, Raghu Ramakrishnan: Data Cube Materialization and Mining over MapReduce: IEEE TKDE “Best Papers in ICDE 2011” Special Issue [pdf]
- H. V. Jagadish , Arnab Nandi, Li Qian: Organic Databases: DNIS 2011 [pdf]
- Arnab Nandi, H. V. Jagadish: Qunits: queried units in database search: CIDR 2009 [html] [pdf] [slides]
- H. V. Jagadish, Adriane Chapman, Aaron Elkiss, Magesh Jayapandian, Yunyao Li, Arnab Nandi, Cong Yu: Making database systems usable: SIGMOD 2007 [pdf]
- Magesh Jayapandian, Adriane Chapman, V. Glenn Tarcea, Cong Yu, Aaron Elkiss, Angela Ianni, Bin Liu, Arnab Nandi, Carlos Santos, Philip Andrews, Brian D. Athey, David J. States, H. V. Jagadish: Michigan Molecular Interactions (MiMI): putting the jigsaw puzzle together: Nucleic Acids Research 35(Database-Issue) 2007
Social / Privacy / Search Query Log Mining:
- Arnab Nandi, Stelios Paparizos, John Shafer, Rakesh Agrawal: With a Little Help from My Friends: ICDE 2013 (demo) [pdf]
- Arnab Nandi, Philip A. Bernstein: HAMSTER: Using Search Clicklogs for Schema and Taxonomy Matching: VLDB 2009 [pdf] [ppt] [patent application]
- Daniel Fabbri, Arnab Nandi, Kristen LeFevre, H. V. Jagadish: PrivatePond: Outsourced Management of Web Corpuses: WebDB 2009 [html] [pdf]
- Soumen Chakrabarti, Jeetendra Mirchandani, Arnab Nandi: SPIN: searching personal information networks: SIGIR 2005 (demo) [pdf]
This research is made possible through the support of the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Yahoo! Labs, and Google Research.
I also have a sporadically maintained blog.
- Niranjan Kamat (Ph.D)
- Ziqi Huang (Ph.D)
- Lilong Jiang (Ph.D)
- Prasanth Jayachandran (M.S. 2013, Hortonworks)
- Karthik Tunga (M.S. 2013, Microsoft Redmond / Azure)
- Ramiya Venkatachalam (M.S. 2013, IBM Silicon Valley / Data Explorer)
- Fall 2012: CSE 5249 Large-scale Data Analytics
- Spring 2013: CSE 5242 Advanced Database Systems
Arnab received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan where he was awarded the Yahoo! Research PhD Fellowship. At Michigan, he was part of the Database Research Group and was advised by H. V. Jagadish. His thesis addressed the problem of making search in databases easier, as part of the group’s broader goal of making databases usable. During internships at Yahoo! Research, Google and Microsoft Research, Arnab worked on various large-scale systems, dealing with problems in web and social search, data integration and data cubing.
During his PhD, Arnab was involved with the Michigan CSE Graduate Society board in various capacities including Secretary, Treasurer and President.
Before graduate school, he worked with Prof. Soumen Chakrabarti and Prof. S. Sudarshan at IIT Bombay. Arnab was part of the BANKS and SPIN projects, where he worked on various aspects of ranking graph-based data.
During his undergraduate years at the University of Delhi, Arnab teamed up with 2 of his college-mates to start idya Research, where he developed novel web-based applications.
He has also had the opportunity of interning with Media Lab Asia, and the technical research group at Yahoo! Bangalore. He worked with the Question Answering group at Google in the summer of 2007, the Database Group at Microsoft Research in the summer of 2008, the Web Information Management Group at Yahoo! Research in the summer of 2009 and the Search Labs group at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley in the summer of 2011.
Apart from research, he has also been a contributor to Drupal, the framework that runs this website. Arnab created the Captcha and Similar Entries modules, which are now maintained by other members of the Drupal community. He also wrote BaconSnake, parts of which eventually made its way into Apache Pig 0.8’s Jython UDF feature.