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Data Management, Exploration and Mining (DMX)

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The Data Platforms and Analytics pillar currently consists of the Data Management, Mining and Exploration Group (DMX) group, which focuses on solving key problems in information management. Our current areas of focus are infrastructure for large-scale cloud database systems, reducing the total cost of ownership of information management, enabling flexible ways to query, browse and organize rich data sets containing both structured and unstructured data, and the management of database schemas and mappings.

Our research focuses on research projects that produce practical software. Our software has shipped in many Microsoft products and services, including the Database Tuning Advisor (in SQL Server), the Fuzzy Lookup and Fuzzy Grouping operators (Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), and used in Bing Maps and Bing Shopping), the mapping compiler for Microsoft’s ADO.NET Entity Framework, the schema-matching algorithm in Microsoft’s BizTalk Mapper, click-through prediction in Bing search, and the advertisement indexing engine in search advertising, among others.

Our research has also had significant impact in the academic community. We publish in the top conferences in the areas of systems, information retrieval, and database management (SIGMOD, VLDB, SIGKDD, SIGIR, WWW, ICDE, CIDR, etc.). Our work has resulted in two VLDB 10-Year Best Paper Awards, as well as Best Paper awards at SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE and CIDR,  in addition to an ICDE Influential Paper Award.



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Phil Bernstein

Distinguished Scientist

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Matteo Brucato

Senior Researcher

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Surajit Chaudhuri

Distinguished Scientist

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Bailu Ding

Principal Researcher

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Anshuman Dutt

Senior Researcher

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Yeye He

Principal Researcher

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Silu Huang

Senior Researcher

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Srikanth Kandula

Senior Principal Researcher

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Arnd Christian König

Principal Researcher

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Tanakorn Leesatapornwongsa

Research Software Development Engineer II

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Yao Lu

Senior Researcher

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Lukas Maas

Senior Research SDE

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Vivek Narasayya

Principal Researcher

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Suman Nath

Partner Research Manager

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Matthaios Olma

Software Developer in Research II

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Yi Shan

Senior Research Engineer

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Tarique Siddiqui

Senior Researcher

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Manoj Syamala

Principal Software Development Engineer

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Yue Wang

Senior Research SDE

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Chi Wang

Principal Researcher

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Wentao Wu

Senior Researcher

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Gaoxiang Xu

Principal Software Development Engineer

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Cong Yan

Senior Researcher

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Erkang (Eric) Zhu

Senior Researcher

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Vasileios Zois

Research SDE II