Karen Works

 

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Contact Info

Karen Works
15 Ridgewood Dr.
West Suffield, CT 06093.
kworks@wpi.edu

Education

Ph.D. Candidate,

Computer Science Dept., Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

Dissertation Committee:

Prof. Elke A. Rundensteiner, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, (Advisor)

Prof. Matthew O. Ward, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Prof. Emmanuel Agu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

?         M.S. Computer Science (May 1995)

Union College- Schenectady, NY

?         B.S., Computer Science (June 1992),

State University of New York @ Geneso- Geneso, NY

 

Research Interests

         adaptive multi-route query processing

          query optimization

         online index tuning

         online resource allocation to support query preferences

I am a member of the Database Systems Research Group (DSRG) @ WPI. In addition, I am an active contributor to the Query Mesh (Adaptive Multi-Route Query Processing) and CAPE (Continuous Stream Processing Engine) projects.

 

Publications

Conference, Workshop, Demonstration, and In-Submission Publications

  1. R. V. Nehme, K. Works, E. A. Rundensteiner, and E. Bertino, 2009. Query mesh: multi-route query processing technology. Proc. VLDB Endow. 2, 2 (Aug. 2009), 1530-1533. (pdf)
  2. K. Works,  E. A. Rundensteiner, and E. Agu, "Index Tuning for Adaptive Multi-Route Data Stream Systems'', International Workshop on Scalable Stream Processing Systems (SSPS) held in conjunction with IPDPS 2010 (pdf) (slides).
  3. L. Ding, K. Works, and E. A. Rundensteiner, ``Semantic Stream Query Optimization Exploiting Dynamic Metadata'', ICDE, 2011.
  4. K. Works, and E. A. Rundensteiner, ``Proactive Promotion Framework'', ICDE, 2011.
  5. R. V. Nehme, K. Works, E. A. Rundensteiner, and C. Lei ``Query Mesh: An Efficient Multi-Route Approach to Query Processing'', in submission.
  6. K. Works,  E. A. Rundensteiner, and E. Agu, ``Optimizing Adaptive Multi-Route Query Processing via Time-Partitioned Indices'', in submission.
  7. K. Works, and E. A. Rundensteiner, ``Proactive Promotion: Preferential Resource Allocation'', in submission.

Posters:

K. Works and E. A. Rundensteiner, Proactive Promotion Framework, W.P.I. Grad Day '10

K. Works and E. A. Rundensteiner, Proactive Promotion Framework, NEDBDay '10

K. Works and E. A. Rundensteiner, Index System for Adaptive Multi-Route Data Stream Systems, W.P.I. Grad Day '09

K. Works and E. A. Rundensteiner, Index System for Adaptive Multi-Route Data Stream Systems, NEDBDay'09

R. V. Nehme, K. Works and E. A. Rundensteiner, An Efficient Multi-Route Approach to Query Processing, W.P.I. Grad Day'08

Technical Documents:

  1. K. Works, E. A. Rundensteiner, and E. Agu, ``Index tuning for adaptive multi-route data stream systems'', Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Technical Report WPI-CS-TR-10-05, 2010. (pdf)

 

Awards

Second place: W.P.I. Graduate Research Achievement Day 2008 Poster "An Efficient Multi-Route Approach to Query Processing" 

Scholarship: CRA-W Grad Cohort for Women Program; March 2008

Scholarship: Google Anita Borg Finalist; March 2008

Honorable Mention Ford Predoctoral Fellowship 2008

GAANN fellowship D term 2008

GAANN fellowship A & B term 2009

Scholarship: CRA-W Grad Cohort for Women Program; April 2009

GAANN fellowship May- July 2010

Scholarship: Tuition Assistance for Certificate in College Teaching Courses from W.P.I. Class of 1957; Spring 2010

Scholarship: SIGMOD 2010 DataBase MEntoring workshop

Scholarship: ACM-W 2010 $500 to attend SSPS 2010