New semester starts, and welcome to COP5725 Advanced Database Systems.
COP 5725 Advanced Databases
Date: Jan 6-Apr 23, 2021
Venue: Classes via Youtube
Instructor: Jiawei Zhang
Email: jzhang [AT] cs.fsu.edu
Office: Link to Join
Office Hours: 11:30-12:30PM (Monday)
TA: Haopeng Zhang
Office Hours: 2:00-3:00PM (Wednesday)
Online Office: Link to Join
Meeting ID: 733 062 3325
Do you know how many Turing Awards were given to the database field? For what contributions? The dominating relational database system, which we take for granted now, was deemed impossible to implement and difficult to use in its early days. What breakthroughs turned the rather mathematical idea into reality? What are the classic milestones that pioneered and shaped the landscape of the data management field? Do you know that, although relational database systems are almost commodity software now, researchers are even more fascinated by general data management issues? The new challenges naturally arise in the junction of databases vs. information retrieval, structured vs. unstructured data, querying vs. searching, the Web, and many more novel contexts. What are the current topics and future agenda? To build the essential foundation as a stepping-stone to data management research, this course exposes students to advanced database system design principles and concepts. We will broadly explore the classic as well as more recent research work.
COP4710: Database Systems and COP4530: Data Structures and Algorithms or equivalents courses are required. Furthermore, students should come with good programming skills. If you are not sure whether you have the right background, please contact the instructor.
The course is lecture-based with one examination (final), several paper review and some in-class presentations. There are two individual assignments and a group-level programming project. In order to encourage attending classes and participating in discussions, there will be several occasionally quizzes for students.
The course grade will break down as follows