Jeff LeFevre

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

I received my PhD in June 2014 from the Database Group at the University of California, Santa Cruz. My advisor is Neoklis Polyzotis. The title of my thesis is "Physical design tuning methods for emerging system architectures." My thesis abstract is here. My current research is on physical design tuning in the new context of database-as-a-service, particularly automated index tuning. In our work, we introduce new physical design methods for data management architectures in the cloud. I also work with the UCSC Systems Research Lab on data management for scientific computing. I received my MS from the University of California, San Diego, in the Systems and Networking Group with Walt Burkhard as my advisor. I earned 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 Group, and at Teradata in the Virtual Storage Architecture Group.

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