To reach me, please email me at:
f i r s t n a m e at firstname.org.
To reach me, please email me at:
f i r s t n a m e at firstname.org.
We created the OHI/O Program in 2013, with the goal of fostering the fledgling tech culture at Ohio State. In addition to the flagship annual OHI/O Hackathon that it runs, the program has helped create spinoff events such as the hardware-focused Makeathon, and the community-focused TownHack, and promotes hacker/maker activity on campus through travel scholarships and seed grants. In 3 years, OHI/O has grown from a single grassroots event to the largest hackathon program in Ohio, with over 500 students attending the latest Fall event.
The annual flagship Hackathon at Ohio State focuses on being a healthy and informal learning experience. This is achieved by the presence of mentors and judges (comprised of faculty, staff, and alumni engineers from top tech companies) who guide the students to learn new concepts as they build out their creations. Bootstrapped with approximately $20K from the university, the event is now self-funded, and has more than doubled in attendance each year of its existence: 100+ in 2013, 200+ in 2014. This year, the event grew to over 500 student participants from universities in Ohio and beyond. The organization of the event was an excellent educational experience as well, with over 20 student organizers spanning 6 student groups, over 20 industry partners, 50 mentors, and 60 judges.
As cataloged in our upcoming SIGCSE paper, feedback from students and alumni have been extremely encouraging through the years, and the renewed energy and ideas from the event directly impacted course enrollment and creation of new collaborative research projects.
I am always looking for undergraduate, PhD students and Post-docs to build the next generation of interactive database systems. The group works on fun, fast-paced research in the areas of big data analytics, interactive user interfaces, statistical methods, and next-generation mobile and web technologies.
To work with the group, please contact me with a link to an example of technical work you have done before (e.g., source code or demo of software, a research paper, a startup you founded, a mathematical proof).
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Available (funded) positions in my group:
Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Engineer (1yr term starting immediately, funded by industry partners / OSU Tech Commercialization)
The interactive data systems group has an open position for a postdoctoral researcher / research engineer in the big data analytics research area. The group works on research challenges related to empowering humans to effectively interact with data.
The specific position is related to our current low-latency data cubing efforts project, and other topics related to big data analytics and business intelligence software infrastructure. The goal of the project is to build upon our prior work and develop / test / validate production-ready MVPs in real-world environments. For this specific position you should be interested and have experience in some or all of the following: distributed systems, cloud environments (EC2, Azure, GCE), algorithms (sampling, approximation), Java / Scala, Postgres / Spark / Impala, Pig / Hive.
You should be able to work well in team settings — this includes collaboratively writing code, publishing papers, contributing to the patenting process, and working with industry partners for deployment, testing, and validation. Proven communication skills are essential to be successful.
To apply, please email Arnab [ firstname @ cse dot osu . edu ] with your (1) resume (2) link to one representative first author paper, and (3) examples of prior codebases you have contributed to (GitHub profile, JIRAs, etc.)
PhD / Undergraduate Researcher (multi-year term starting Fall 2017, funded by National Science Foundation)
The interactive data systems group has an open position for 1 doctoral researcher and 1 undergrad (REU) researcher in the next-generation data experiences research theme. The group works on research challenges related to empowering humans to effectively interact with data. The specific position is related to our current querying beyond keyboards, and other topics related to interactive visualization, gestural querying, and natural user interfaces.
You should be able to work well in team settings — this includes collaboratively writing code, rapid prototyping, publishing papers, contributing to the patenting process and so forth. Proven communication skills are essential to be successful.
To apply, please read this post
High Performance, Data-Intensive, and Cloud Computing, Middleware/Compilers, Data/Web Mining
Data Mining, Parallel & Distributed Computing Systems, Network Science at Scale (Social and Biological Networks)
Database Systems, Large-scale Analytics, Data Interaction
P. (Saday) Sadayappan
Performance Optimization, Compilers/Runtime Systems
Power management, Data-intensive services, Empirical studies
Database Systems, Main Memory Architectures
Computer Architecture, Energy-efficient computing, Reliability
Distributed Systems, Memory Systems (also Networking)
D. K. Panda
Architecture, Networking, Programming Models, Accelerators, Cloud Computing, File systems and Storage, and Power-Aware Designs, Big Data
Operating Systems, System Security and Dependability, Cloud Computing, and Mobile Computing
Arnab’s research is in the area of database systems, focusing on user-facing challenges in large-scale data analytics and interactive data exploration. The goal of his group is to empower humans to effectively interact with data. This involves solving problems that span the areas of databases, visualization, human-computer interaction, and information retrieval.
Arnab serves on the organizing committee of the annual Workshop on Human-in-the-Loop Data Analytics (HILDA). Arnab is also a founder of The STEAM Factory, a collaborative interdisciplinary research and public outreach initiative, and faculty director of the OHI/O Hackathon Program, that uses hackathons as an informal learning platform. Arnab is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, a Google Faculty Research Award, and the Ohio State College of Engineering Lumley Research Award. He is also the recipient of the IEEE TCDE Early Career Award for contributions towards user-focused data interaction.
Gestural Querying: (Supported by NSF CAREER Award #1453582)
Next-generation data interfaces will look a lot different than today’s computers. What happens to databases when gestures are the sole mode of interaction?
Search / Query Log Mining / Data Integration / Privacy / Social / Education:
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.
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.
TimepassTown.com was the website I had created when I was fresh out of high school. With the aim of coming up with a better way to pass time on the Internet, TpT (as we fondly called it) evolved in three iterations into a community-based literary showcase. People would submit poetry, stories, weblog posts, and other interesting content covering a myriad of topics.