Jeff LeFevre

Baskin School of Engineering
Department of Computer Science
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

I am a PhD candidate in the Database Group at the University of California, Santa Cruz. My advisor is Neoklis Polyzotis. I have interests in database systems as well as file and storage systems. My current research is on physical design of database systems, particularly automated index tuning in the context of database as a service and cloud-based database systems. I also work with the UCSC Systems Research Lab on data management for scientific computing. Some of my other research is on designing a framework for long-term storage, management, integration, and effective querying of various types of Earth Science data.

I received my MS from the Systems and Networking Group at the University of California, San Diego. My advisor was Walt Burkhard. My MS Thesis is on extending the reliability and performance of RAID architectures, introducing a novel data layout and associated scheduling policy. I earned a BS in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of South Florida, with work on encoding methods for DNA languages. I have recently been a research intern at NEC Labs in the Data Management Group on the CloudDB project, and spent several previous summers at Google in the Platforms Storage group, and at Teradata in the Virtual Storage Architecture Group.

Current resume.


Teaching Experience

  • Instructor for CMPS 181, Database Systems II, Winter 2014.
  • TA for CMPS 111, Operating Systems, Fall 2008.