CS4432. Database Systems II

Class Meetings

Venue: Fuller Labs 320
Date/Time: Monday and Thursday: 1:00pm - 2:50 pm

Teaching Staff

Instructor: Elke A. Rundensteiner, FL-238, x5815 (rundenst)
Office Hours (in FL-238): Tu: 3:00 - 4:00pm, Thu: 4:00 - 5:00pm

TAs: (TA Fuller Labs sub-basement in room FL-A22)

Kenneth Loomis (kjloomis)
Office Hours: Tu: 4:0pm to 5:00pm, Wed 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Xika Lin (xika)
Office Hours: - Mo: 10:00am - 11:00am, Th: 5:00pm - 6:00pm


In this digital age, data of every increasing volumne is beginning generated daily. This overload of data is putting those that know how to effective manage and extract information from such mountains of data into a distinct advantage. In many cases, data is mission critical to an enterprise's economic success. Thus database systems are a critical component of today's software systems. This second course in database systems concentrates on the study of the internals of such database management systems. That is, we will look "under the hood" to learn about the key techniques and technologies within database systems. The knowledge gained should be useful not only for building software systems that have to handle data of huge volumes, but also for effectively using a commercial DBMS system.

Discussion Board

Please use the discussion board available at myWPI.