BIFOLD student Nithish Sankaranarayanan received the “Best Systems Related Master’s Thesis Award” for his work “Efficient Operator Placement for Mutating Query Plans”. He won the award for outstanding scientific contribution and open source contribution in the Big Data Management and Analytics (BDMA) Master’s Programme.

To use resources efficiently in the Internet-of-Things environment, sharing common computation amongst concurrently executing queries is necessary.  However, such a sharing must not disrupt the execution of running queries.  This thesis proposes a novel approach to deploy queries after identifying sharing opportunities in a disruption-free manner.

Nithish Sankaranarayanan was scientifically supervised by Ankit Chaudhary, Dr. Steffen Zeuch and Prof. Dr. Volker Markl.