18th Annual Spring Visit Day
May 4, 2016 (Optional Industry Talks - May 3)

INFO & Agenda


MAY 3, 2016

During past Spring Visit Days, we have held an optional afternoon of seminars offered by some of our industry guests. For more information on this seminar series, or if you would like to be a speaker this year, please contact .

Review the abstacts here.

MAY 4, 2016

8:45 am - 9:15 am

9:15 am - 9:45 am

9:45 am - 10:30 am

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

5:00 pm

Breakfast Meet and Greet
Join us in the open area outside the CIC DEC to register and have breakfast - see map

Welcome and PDL Overview: Greg Ganger
INI DEC @ RMCIC - Room 1201 - see map

Andy Pavlo
Overview of Database Research
INI DEC @ RMCIC - Room 1201

Poster Session
NSH Atrium - see map

RMCIC 1301 - see map

Speaker: Greg Ganger
Overview of Big Data Research
INI DEC @ RMCIC - Room 1201

Garth Gibson
Overview of Storage Research
INI DEC @ RMCIC - Room 1201

Poster Session
NSH Atrium

Official End of Day & Dinner
NSH Atrium


Phil Abercrombie, Actifio
Keith Goldberg, Actifio.
Rich Rauschmayer, Avago Technologies
Horia Simionescu, Avago Technologies
Bruce Wilson, Avago Technologies
Sorin Faibish, EMC
Steve Smaldone, EMC
Kent Foster, Facebook
Jim Hunt, Facebook
John Roll, Facebook
Steve Schlosser, Google Pittsburgh
Marc Unangst, Google Pittsburgh
Hideo Saito, Hitachi America, Ltd.
Hideaki Kimura, HP Labs
Stephen Walkauskas, HP Vertica
Aliaksei Sandryhaila, HP Vertica
Yiyin Wang, Huawei
Jian Zhang, Huawei
Frank Hady, Intel
Phil Gibbons, Intel / ISTC-CC
Michael Kaminsky, Intel / ISTC-CC
Babu Pillai, Intel / ISTC-CC

Juyoung Jung, Micron Technology
Tanj Bennett, Microsoft
Harold Javid, MIcrosoft
Jerry Fredin, NetApp
John Strunk, NetApp
Sanket Hase, Oracle
Tirthankar Lahiri, Oracle
Teck Hua Lee, Oracle
Roger MacNicol, Oracle
Michael Gaidis, Samsung
Evan Jones, Twitter
Roland Wunderlich, Two Sigma Investments
Brendan Meeder, Uber Advanced Technologies Center
William Boyle, Western Digital
Grant Mackey, Western Digital
Jim Malina, Western Digital


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Executive Director, Parallel Data Lab
VOICE: (412) 268-5485

PDL Administrative Manager
VOICE: (412) 268-6716