Profile summary

Key skills

• Database Management Systems

• Column-stores

• Distributed Databases

• Network (Infiniband and RDMA)

Dr. Romulo Pereira Gonçalves

eScience Research Engineer

Profile summary

Key skills

Database Management Systems


Distributed Databases

Network (Infiniband and RDMA)

In March 2014 Romulo joined Netherlands eScience Center after his post-doctoral research at IBM Almaden research center.

Romulo obtained a Systems and Computer Science Engineering Academic Degree at University of Minho, Braga, Portugal on July 2006. In the last year of his Academic Degree he attended the Artificial Intelligence Master at University of Amsterdam for one semester followed by a six months internship at CWI (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) Database group where he wrote his Academic Degree thesis. After that he continued one more year for a professional Internship under the Leonardo D’Vinci protocol.

On March 2013 he received a PhD degree from the University of Amsterdam entitled “The DataCyclotron: Juggling data and queries for a data warehouse audience”. The research was conducted at CWI Database group place where he also worked in several other projects such as SkyServer, DataCell and Recycler. In the latter the team was awarded with a SIGMOD best paper runner-up award in 2009. During his PhD Romulo was a student assistant for the course Advanced Database Techniques from September 2006 until February 2009 at the University of Amsterdam and in 2011 he did a summer internship at Extreme Computing Group, Microsoft Research Redmond with Roger Barga. With interest in distributed systems and networks, between January 2009 and July 2010 he worked on a collaboration with Jens Teubner and Philip Frey from ETH Zurich on the development of the RDMA-part of Data Cyclotron.

In January 2013 he joined IBM Almaden for his post-doctoral research. At IBM he worked on Big SQL 3.0, an SQL on Hadoop offering that leverages IBM’s state-of-the-art relational database technology, without imposing any database structures or restrictions, hence keeping the exibility of Hadoop. Big SQL 3.0 injects IBM database technology for query optimization and execution to provide high performance SQL over Hadoop data.

Romulo joined the Netherlands eScience Center as core eScience engineer responsible for data management and databases. He works on the strategic collaboration between NLeSC and CWI Database group to research, design and implement a data management layer for Big Data problems.

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