Parag Agrawal : 2010 InfoLab Workshop


Thursday, April 29, 2010
Location: Fisher Conference Center, Arrillaga Alumni Center

"Foundations of Uncertain-Data Integration"


Motivated by applications like information extraction, deduplication and data cleaning, and sensor deployments there has been a flurry of recent work studying uncertain databases. Often in such applications, the data may be obtained from multiple sources that may be overlapping. We develop the foundations for integrating uncertain data from multiple sources. In addition to allowing access to multiple sources from a single mediated schema, integration also allows us to get more certain results.

Joint work with Anish Das Sarma, Jeffrey D. Ullman and Jennifer Widom.


Parag Agrawal is a PhD candidate in the Stanford InfoLab working with Jennifer Widom. He is interested in management of web-data. Specifically, his past work has been in the context of uncertain data management, Hadoop/MapReduce-like systems, and weak consistency data stores. He has been awarded the Stanford Graduate Fellowship and is a winner of Yahoo Key Scientific Challenges program.