Associate Professor of Computer Science
Waltham, MA 02454
phone: 781 736 2738
fax: 781 736 2741
email: mfc AT brandeis DOT edu
Graduate Student Advising
My slides advising new grad students on course selection, and
presented at the new graduate student orientation on 8/24/2010, are
available here: (Powerpoint
2007) or here: (Powerpoint 2003).
Ph.D, Brown University, 1999
M.S., Concordia University, 1992
B.Ed., McGill University, 1984
My primary interests are in Database Systems, and in
particular, niche data management areas such as stream processing and
data warehouses. I am presently working on two projects:
- The Aurora/Borealis project is joint
work with colleagues from MIT and Brown University.
The goal of this project is the development of a database
system supporting large scale continuous and historical queries
over streaming (incl. sensor-generated) data.
- The C-Store project is
joint work with colleagues from MIT, Brown University, University
of Wisconsin and University of Massachusetts, Boston. The goal of
this project is to develop a column-store storage and
query execution engine to support petabyte-scale data warehousing.
If you think you might be interested in working on any of these
projects as a graduate student, please send me mail
My DBLP page can be found here.
I am one of the founders and organizers of NEDS: the [N]ew [E]ngland
[D]atabase [S]ociety. Please consult the NEDS
web page for more information.
I am also a co-founder of and
consultant for two startups: Streambase (a commercialization of Aurora) and Vertica (a commercialization of C-Store).
Prior to my academic career, I was a high school and elementary school
teacher in Quebec, Canada. I first taught elementary school in a small isolated
village named Bradore Bay on Quebec's Lower North Shore near Labrador. I then spent 5 years teaching
at a high school in Montreal.
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