Welcome to the Data Systems Group

The Data Systems Group at the University of Waterloo's Cheriton School of Computer Science builds innovative, high-impact platforms, systems, and applications for processing, managing, analyzing, and searching the vast collections of data that are integral to modern information societies — colloquially known as “big data” technologies.

Our capabilities span the full spectrum from unstructured text collections to relational data, and everything in between including semi-structured sources such as time series, log data, graphs, and other data types. We work at multiple layers in the software stack, ranging from storage management and execution platforms to user-facing applications and studies of user behaviour.

Our research tackles all phases of the information lifecycle, from ingest and cleaning to inference and decision support.

  1. Jan. 13, 2021Ihab Ilyas named ACM Fellow
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    Professor Ihab Ilyas has been named a 2020 ACM Fellow for his contributions to data cleaning and data integration.

  2. Dec. 22, 2020University Professor M. Tamer Özsu named Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University
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    University Professor M. Tamer Özsu has been named a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. This honorary title is awarded to leading professors and scholars of the highest international reputation.

  3. Nov. 2, 2020Maura R. Grossman named Global Elite Thought Leader in Litigation by Who’s Who Legal 2020
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    Research Professor Maura Grossman has been named second of five Global Elite Thought Leaders in Litigation in Canada by Who’s Who Legal 2020.

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