Brad Glasbergen
I am a PhD student at the University of Waterloo, studying under Khuzaima Daudjee. I am also a member of the Data Systems Group.

I am interested in distributed systems, with a primary focus on leveraging machine learning techniques to improve performance through intelligent data placement and caching.

I am currently supported by a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology and a President's Graduate Scholarship. In the past, I have been awarded a David R. Cheriton Graduate Scholarship.

I received a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo in 2015.

I coordinate the Data Systems Reading Group.

Twitter: @bglasber
Github: bglasber
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Our demonstration of the Sentinel system has received the Best Demonstration award at SIGMOD 2020. Our research paper on Sentinel has been accepted into VLDB 2020.

I presented our geo-distributed predictive caching system, ChronoCache, at SIGMOD 2020.

Michael presented DynaMast, our system that eliminates distributed transactions by dynamically transferring the mastership of data items, at ICDE 2020.

Current Projects:
ChronoCache: A caching framework that uses online learning to predictively execute and cache database queries on edge servers closer to clients.

Sentinel: Understanding performance metrics and logs from complex data systems.

External Reviewer: SIGMOD (2020, 2018), VLDB (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017), ICDE (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017), Middleware (2017)

Michael Abebe, Brad Glasbergen, Khuzaima Daudjee. MorphoSys: Distributed Physical Design Metamorphosis for Database Systems. VLDB 2020 (to appear).

Brad Glasbergen, Michael Abebe, Khuzaima Daudjee, Amit Levi. Sentinel: Universal Analysis and Insight for Data Systems. VLDB 2020. (Paper). (Talk).

Brad Glasbergen, Kyle Langendoen, Michael Abebe, Khuzaima Daudjee. ChronoCache: Predictive and Adaptive Mid-Tier Query Result Caching. SIGMOD 2020. (Preprint). (Talk). (Source Code).

Michael Abebe, Brad Glasbergen, Khuzaima Daudjee, DynaMast: Adaptive Dynamic Mastering for Replicated Systems. ICDE 2020. (Preprint). (Talk).

Brad Glasbergen, Michael Abebe, Khuzaima Daudjee, Daniel Vogel, Jian Zhao, Sentinel: Understanding Data Systems, SIGMOD Systems Demo Track, 2020. Best Demo Award. (Preprint). (Demo video).

Michael Abebe, Brad Glasbergen, Khuzaima Daudjee. WatDFS: A Project for Understanding Distributed Systems in the Undergraduate Curriculum. SIGCSE 2019. (Paper).

Brad Glasbergen, Michael Abebe, Khuzaima Daudjee. Tutorial: Adaptive Replication and Partitioning in Data Systems. Middleware 2018. (Paper). (Slides).

Michael Abebe, Khuzaima Daudjee, Brad Glasbergen, Yuanfeng Tian. EC-Store: Bridging the Gap Between Storage and Latency in Distributed Erasure Coded Systems. ICDCS 2018. (Paper).

Brad Glasbergen, Michael Abebe, Khuzaima Daudjee, Scott Foggo, Anil Pacaci. Apollo: Learning Query Correlations for Predictive Caching in Geo-Distributed Databases. EDBT 2018. (Paper).