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Professor Alan Fekete
Professor of Enterprise Software Systems

Contact Details

E-mail: alan.fekete@sydney.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9351 4287

School of Information Technologies
Level 4 East, Building J12
University of Sydney
NSW, 2006, Australia

Web-site: http://sydney.edu.au/it/~fekete

Photo of Professor Alan Fekete

Research Interests

Databases, enterprise software systems, computer science curriculum design, novel ways to improve learning of computer science.

About

The motivation for my research and teaching is to improve the state-of-practice in the IT profession when dealing with enterprise software. In research, I try to provide intellectual tools that will help software developers who work with, or who design, major infrastructure "systems" software, such as communication networks and databases. The drive behind my teaching is to help enterprises and our students by producing graduates who will advance the state-of-practice in the IT profession. I do this by conveying key ways of thinking and essential skills while they are students. I try to give students experience of the best current practice, and awareness of new ideas that are not yet common in the profession, but give hope of improving our graduates' skills. My philosophy in both teaching and research is that better software depends on a clear understanding of the behaviour (both functionality and performance etc characteristics) of each piece of the system, and knowledge of how different pieces of a system influence one another.

Current Projects

Recent Publications

A. Fekete, J. Kay, M. J. Franklin, D. Barua, and B. Kummerfeld. Managing information for personal goals (vision). In 31st IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering Workshops, ICDE Workshops 2015, Seoul, South Korea, April 13-17, 2015, pages 30-33, 2015. [View Details]

T. Wang, R. Johnson, A. Fekete, and I. Pandis. The Serial Safety Net: Efficient Concurrency Control on Modern Hardware. In Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Data Management on New Hardware, DaMoN 2015, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, May 31 - June 04, 2015, page 8, 2015. [View Details]

A. Dey, A. Fekete, and U. Röhm. REST+T: Scalable Transactions over HTTP. In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering, IC2E 2015, Tempe, AZ, USA, March 9-13, 2015, pages 36-41, 2015. [View Details]

A. Dey, A. Fekete, and U. Röhm. Scalable distributed transactions across heterogeneous stores. In 31st IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2015, Seoul, South Korea, April 13-17, 2015, pages 125-136, 2015. [View Details]

A. Fekete. The service contract between cloud provider and consumer: Consistency properties. In 31st IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering Workshops, ICDE Workshops 2015, Seoul, South Korea, April 13-17, 2015, page 5, 2015. [View Details]

A. Dey, G. S. Chinchwadkar, A. Fekete, and K. Ramachandran. Metadata-as-a-service. In 31st IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering Workshops, ICDE Workshops 2015, Seoul, South Korea, April 13-17, 2015, pages 6-9, 2015. [View Details]

P. Hoenisch, I. Weber, S. Schulte, L. Zhu, and A. Fekete. Four-Fold Auto-Scaling on a Contemporary Deployment Platform Using Docker Containers. In Service-Oriented Computing - 13th International Conference, ICSOC 2015, Goa, India, November 16-19, 2015, Proceedings, pages 316-323, 2015. [View Details]

V. Kakkad, A. E. Santosa, A. Fekete, and B. Scholz. Computing end-to-end delays in stream query processing. Sci. Comput. Program., 105:124-144, 2015. [View Details]

P. Bailis, A. Fekete, M. J. Franklin, A. Ghodsi, J. M. Hellerstein, and I. Stoica. Feral Concurrency Control: An Empirical Investigation of Modern Application Integrity. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, May 31 - June 4, 2015, pages 1327-1342, 2015. [View Details]

D. Sun, D. Guimarans, A. Fekete, V. Gramoli, and L. Zhu. Multi-objective optimisation of rolling upgrade allowing for failures in clouds. In 34th IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems, SRDS 2015, Montreal, QC, Canada, September 28 - October 1, 2015, pages 68-73, 2015. [View Details]

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