Jennifer Widom

Frederick Emmons Terman Dean of the School of Engineering
Fletcher Jones Professor in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Stanford University

In March 2017 I became Stanford's 10th Dean of Engineering. News release here and new home page here

I spent my 2016-17 fall-winter sabbatical traveling the world offering free short-courses and workshops. Details here

For an update on Stanford's MOOC offering in Databases, please visit this page

Biographical Sketch
Jennifer Widom is the Frederick Emmons Terman Dean of the School of Engineering and the Fletcher Jones Professor in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. She served as Computer Science Department Chair from 2009-2014 and School of Engineering Senior Associate Dean from 2014-2016
. Jennifer received her Bachelor's degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 1982 and her Computer Science Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1987. She was a Research Staff Member at the IBM Almaden Research Center before joining the Stanford faculty in 1993. Her research interests span many aspects of nontraditional data management. She is an ACM Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences; she received the ACM-W Athena Lecturer Award in 2015, the ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award in 2007, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2000. Complete CV here

Contact and Miscellaneous

Research Projects
  • GPS: A Large-Scale Graph Processing System
  • LORE: A database management system for XML
  • Panda: A System for Provenance and Data
  • RAMP: A Hadoop Extension for Provenance Support
  • Scoop: The Stanford - Santa-Cruz Project for Cooperative Computing with Algorithms, Data, and People
  • STREAM: STanford stREam dAta Manager
  • TRAPP: Tradeoff in Replication Precision and Performance
  • Trio: A DBMS for integrated management of data, accuracy, and lineage
  • WHIPS: Building and maintaining data warehouses
  • WSMS: A Web Service Management System
  • WSQ/DSQ (pronounced "wisk-disk"): Integrating database queries and Web searches.
  • 3X: A Tool for Executing Exploratory Experiments
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