2260 Hayward St, Bob and Betty Beyster Building
Room 4945,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
✉: asudeh[AT]umich[DOT]edu

Short Bio

I (Abolfazl Asudeh) am a Research Fellow, and a member of the Database Research Group, at the Computer Science and Engineering department of the University of Michigan, working with Dr. H V Jagadish. I received my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Arlington, where I was supervised by Dr. Gautam Das as a member of Database Exploration Lab (DBXLAB). I finished my academic educations with the Outstanding PhD Student Award.
My research interests include Responsible Data Management and Data Ethics, Ranking Queries and Compact Representatives, Data Mining, Algorithm Design, Web Databases, Information Retrieval, Graph Analytics, Combinatorial Geometry, Machine Learning, and Crowdsourcing. Most of my publications are in VLDB and SIGMOD. My erdös number is 3.
I was a research intern at Microsoft Research, DMX group in Summer 2016. In summer 2014, I was a software engineering intern at Microsoft. I also have the experience of teaching different CS courses.


  • June. 2018: “Efficient Construction of Approximate Ad-Hoc ML models Through Materialization and Reuse” has been accepted in PVLDB 2018!
  • March. 2018: “Leveraging Similarity Joins for Signal Reconstruction” has been accepted in PVLDB 2018! [link]
  • Oct. 2017: Defended my PhD and joined University of Michigan.
  • Aug. 2017: “Efficient Computation of Subspace Skyline over Categorical Domains” has been accepted in CIKM 2017!
  • April. 2017: Awarded the “John S. Schuchman Outstanding PhD Student Award” at 2017 College of Engineering Academic Excellence Ceremony.
  • April. 2017: Awarded the “Most Reproducible Paper Award” of SIGMOD 2017 [link], for the paper Generating Preview Tables for Entity Graphs.
  • Nov. 2016:“Efficient Computation of Regret-ratio Minimizing Set: A Compact Maxima Representative” has been accepted in SIGMOD 2017! [link] [slides]
  • May 2016: “Query Reranking As A Service” has been accepted in PVLDB 2016! [link] [BibTex] [slides]
  • April. 2016: Will be interning with DMX group at Microsoft Research, Seattle, in Summer 2016.
  • April. 2016: “Generating Preview Tables for Entity Graphs” has been accepted in SIGMOD 2016! [link]
  • Jan. 2016: “Discovering the Skyline of Web Databases” has been accepted in PVLDB 2016! [link] [tech report] [BibTex] [slides]
  • Jul. 2015: “Crowdsourcing Pareto-Optimal Object Finding by Pairwise Comparisons” has been accepted in CIKM 2015! [link] [slides] [BibTex]
  • Jul. 2015: “A General Model for MAC Protocol Selection in Wireless Sensor Networks” has been accepted in Ad-Hoc Networks Journal! [pre-print version] [BibTex]
  • Jan. 2014: Will be interning at Microsoft, Seattle, in Summer 2014.