Speaker: Michael A. Bender , Stony Brook University

Date: Monday, November 02, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

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Event Type: Seminar

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Filters

Abstract: A Bloom filter maintains a compact, probabilistic representation of a set S of keys from a universe U. The price of being small is that there is a (bounded) probability of false positives.

This talk reviews alternative filter designs, focusing on quotient and cuckoo filters. These newer filters are faster, more space efficient, and support a broader range of operations. We focus on both the theoretical and engineering issues that arise.

Bio: Michael A. Bender is the David R. Smith Leading Scholar of Computer Science at Stony Brook University. His research interests span the areas of data structures and algorithms, I/O-efficient computing, parallel computing, and scheduling. He has coauthored over 150 articles on these and other topics. He has won several awards, including an R&D 100 Award, a Test-of-Time award, two Best Paper Awards, and five awards for graduate and undergraduate teaching.

Bender was Founder and Chief Scientist at Tokutek, Inc, an enterprise database company, which was acquired by Percona in 2015. He has held Visiting Scientist positions at both MIT and King's College London.

Bender received his B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1992 and obtained a D.E.A. in Computer Science from the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France in 1993. He completed a Ph.D. on Scheduling Algorithms from Harvard University in 1998.

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Research Areas:
Algorithms & Theory, Programming Languages & Software, Systems & Networking

Impact Areas:
Big Data

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