The number of applications that generate and analyze data of massive scale (big data) is continuously growing. Management and analysis of big data introduce new research challenges. Meanwhile, there is a huge trend of shifting computations of big data into cloud computing environments. In this course, we will study several topics that are related to cloud computing paradigms, data management and analysis of big data. Each student is required to (1) present two/three papers throughout the semester, (2) read and prepare reviews for the papers presented in class every week, (3) participate in the discussion about the papers presented in class, and (4) work individually or in a group of two on a semester-long project.
E-mail: ielghand @ alexu.edu.eg
Office hours: By appointment
Saturday 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Strong background in database systems and operating systems.
There is no required text book. Papers from recent conferences and journals will be discussed in class. Reading list is available at this link: http://www.alexeng.edu.eg/~ielghand/teaching/cs713/ReadingList.html
The instructor will give an introductory lecture. We will read
two/three papers every week.
Student's workload is divided into the following:
1- Each student will present two papers over the course of the semester.
2- Students are expected to read the papers before class and participate in the discussion.
3- Each student will submit a review of the papers that we read in class. Reviews are due every Friday at midnight.
4- Students will work on a semester-long project.
Review writing 15%
Final exam 5%
The final exam will cover the presentations given by the instructor.
More details about the project are available at this link: http://www.alexeng.edu.eg/~ielghand/teaching/cs713/Project.html
The roles of students presenting a paper, writing a paper review, and participating in a paper's discussion are described in this link: http://www.alexeng.edu.eg/~ielghand/teaching/cs713/PaperPresentation.html
We would like to thank Amazon Web Services for the generous Educational grant that helped the students to get trained to use aws and to finish their projects.