Jeff LeFevre

Department of Computer Science
Baskin School of Engineering
University of California, Santa Cruz

I am currently a Project Scientist in the Systems Research Lab working on data management in the cloud. I received my PhD in June 2014 from the Database Group, and joined HP Big Data R&D from August 2014 to September 2016. My thesis introduces new physical design methods for data management systems in the cloud. My PhD advisor is Neoklis Polyzotis. My PhD thesis title is "Physical design tuning methods for emerging system architectures" and it focuses on cloud and hybrid (RDBMS + Hadoop) system architetures, in the new context of database-as-a-service. Thesis and abstract.

I also worked with the UCSC Systems Research Lab on data management for scientific computing. Previously, I received my MS from the University of California, San Diego in the Systems and Networking Group with Walt Burkhard as my MS thesis advisor. My MS thesis title is "Improving disk array performance and reliability". Prior to that I received a BS in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of South Florida. 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.

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