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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

M. Alomari, A. Fekete, and U. Röhm. Performance of program modification techniques that ensure serializable executions with snapshot isolation dbms. Inf. Syst., 10:84-101, 2014. [View Details]

V. Kakkad, S. Attar, A. E. Santosa, A. Fekete, and B. Scholz. Curracurrong: a stream programming environment for wireless sensor networks. Softw., Pract. Exper., 44(2):175-199, 2014. [View Details]

P. Bailis, A. Fekete, M. J. Franklin, A. Ghodsi, J. M. Hellerstein, and I. Stoica. Coordination-avoiding database systems. CoRR, abs/1402.2237, 2014. [View Details]

V. Kakkad, A. Dey, A. Fekete, and B. Scholz. Curracurrong cloud: Stream processing in the cloud. In Workshops Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Data Engineering Workshops (ICDEW), pages 207-214, Chicago, IL, USA, 2014. [View Details]

A. D. A. Fekete, R. Nambiar, and U. Röhm. Ycsb+t: Benchmarking web-scale transactional databases. In Workshops Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Data Engineering Workshops (ICDEW), pages 223-230, Chicago, IL, USA, 2014. [View Details]

H. Han, S. Park, H. Jung, A. Fekete, U. Röhm, and H. Y. Yeom. Scalable serializable snapshot isolation for multicore systems. In 30th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), pages 700-711, Chicago, IL, USA, 2014. [View Details]

G. Pang, T. Kraska, M. J. Franklin, and A. Fekete. Planet: making progress with commit processing in unpredictable environments. In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD'14, pages 3-14. ACM, 2014. [View Details]

M. Sladescu, A. Fekete, K. Lee, and A. Liu. Geap: A generic approach to predicting workload bursts for web hosted events. In Web Information Systems Engineering – WISE 2014, pages 319-335, 2014. [View Details]

P. Bailis, A. Fekete, J. M. Hellerstein, A. Ghodsi, and I. Stoica. Scalable atomic visibility with ramp transactions. In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD '14, pages 27-38. ACM, 2014. [View Details]

R. Chaudry, A. Guabtni, A. Fekete, L. Bass, and A. Liu. Consumer monitoring of infrastructure performance in a public cloud. In Web Information Systems Engineering – WISE 2014, pages 425-434, 2014. [View Details]

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