Jeff LeFevre
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, Santa Cruz

My current research is on programmable storage for databases, as part of the Center for Research on Open Source Software at UC Santa Cruz, where I lead the Skyhook elastic database for the cloud project (github). I also collaborate with the UC Santa Cruz Systems Research Lab on storage and database research, specifically on programmable storage. My primary research interests are in cloud databases and storage systems.

I received my PhD in June 2014 from UC Santa Cruz Database group and subsequently joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise Big Data Platform (Vertica database) from August 2014 to September 2016 where I worked on integrating Vertica with external analtyics engines such as Distributed-R and Apache Spark. At UC Santa Cruz my PhD advisor was Neoklis Polyzotis and my PhD thesis title is "Physical design tuning methods for emerging system architectures". My thesis focuses on cloud and hybrid (RDBMS + Hadoop) system architectures in the new context of database-as-a-service; and introduces new physical design methods for data management systems in the cloud. Abstract, Thesis.

Previously, I received my MS from the University of California, San Diego in the Systems and Networking Group. My MS advisor was Walt Burkhard and my MS thesis title is "Improving disk array performance and reliability". I received a BS in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of South Florida. During graduate school I spent several summers at NEC Labs working on CloudDB in the Data Management group, at Google in the Platforms Storage group, and at Teradata in the Virtual Storage Architecture group.

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