Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann

Facing the Storm

Sensitive research under public scrutiny

Felix Naumann, September 17, 2014

The background

On Monday June 4 2012, Schufa, Germany’s largest and most well-known credit-rating agency, and the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), a privately funded CS institute at the University of Potsdam in Germany, jointly announce the inauguration of a research lab, dubbed SchufaLab@HPI. Its goal is to explore both the economic value and the societal risk of web data, including but certainly not limited to data from social networks. The lab is planned for a 3 year period with a possible extension for another two with funding two full-time employed researchers, hardware, travel, etc...

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Bachelor-Project ProCSIA: Column Store Benchmarks

Fabian Tschirschnitz, January 6, 2011

Authors: Philipp Langer, Florian Westphal, Marian Gawron, Andreas Henning, Fabian Tschirschnitz, Patrick Schulze, Gary Yao, Michael Wolowyk


Roughly one week ago the bachelor project team “ProCSIA” (Profiling Column Stores with IBM’s Information Analyzer) evaluated six mainly column-oriented DBMSs in order to find out which one of them works fastest on a given OLAP workload and on simple profiling operations...

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Alphabetical Sorting of Authors

Felix Naumann, August 24, 2010

In computer sciences a typical ordering of co-authors of a publication is alphabetical, unless there is a good reason to deviate from this order (for instance if some authors contributed considerably more than others). However, the actual ordering does become interesting for instance for graduating PhD students or professors up for tenure. Committees do consider the number of publications in which the candidate is in fact the first author...

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