Dan Suciu

University of Washington, 2022 Dan Suciu
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington
Box 352350
Seattle, WA 98195-2350
Voice: +1-206-685-1934
Fax: +1-206-543-2969


I am a Microsoft Endowed Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. I teach databases and do research in data management. I apply formal theory to novel and difficult data management tasks. My past work has addressed various aspects of managing semistructured data, including query languages, compression, query processing and type inference. My recent work focuses on query processing, both on a single server and on a cluster, probabilistic databases, and finding causal connections in databases.

My Erdos number is 2.


Data on the Web: from Relations to Semistructured Data and XML

Probabilistic Databases Slides

Selected Talks

Probabilistic Databases: IJCAI 2016 Tutorial on Lifted Inference

Data Security: Colloquium at UW in 2005 (ppt).

Communication Cost for Query Processing: SIGMOD'2018 Tutorial (pptx, pdf).

Information Theory for Optimal Query Evaluation STOC'2018 Plenary Talk (pptx, pdf).


Publications: DBLP, Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Local copies (by year, by coauthor)


Current Students: Kyle Deeds, Anton Lykov, Remy Wang,
Former Students (first employment): Ashish Gupta (2005/Google), Gerome Miklau (2005/ University of Massachusetts, Amherst ), Nilesh Dalvi (2007/Yahoo!Research), Chris Re (2009/University of Wisconsin, Madison), Michael Cafarella (2009/University of Michigan, Ann-Arbour), Vibhor Rastogi (2010/Yahoo!Research), Nodira Khoussainova (2011/Twitter), Abhay Jha (2012/Walmarts Lab), Prasang Upadhyaya (2016/Twitter), Paraschos Koutris (2016/University of Wisconsin), Prasaad Guna (/), Walter Cai (/), Shumo Chu (/), Laurel Orr (/), Eric Gribkoff (/), Daniel Li (/),

Current Postdocs:
Former Postdocs (first employment): Makoto Onizuka (2003/NTT Cyber Space Laboratory, Japan), Jihad Boulos (2006/ American University of Beirut, Department of Computer Science ), Wolfgang Gatterbauer (2011/ Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University ), Alexandra Meliou (2012/ University of Massachusetts, Amherst ), Sudeepa Roy (2015/Duke University), Batya Kenig (2020/Technion), Babak Salimi (2020/UCSD),


Bio, Personal

The Database Group at the University of Washington.
Research for undergraduate students: click here.
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