parke godfrey
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Parke Mononoke
© Prisma August 2016
At Picasso Museum in Paris.
© Jack Minker? June 1991
Chillin' in Ellicott City.
© 1997
Oops, that's Godfrey Parke. William Powell and Carole Lombard in My Man Godfrey.
© 1936
Looking across the Hudson from the Cloisters in NYC.
© parke godfrey
29 December 2000
teaching & courses
winter 2016
office hours: Wednesdays 3–5pm & by appointment

fall 2016

Past classes...

research
  • CS Research Interests
    • primary
      • database, knowledge bases, & information systems
        • query expressiveness
          • preference queries & skyline queries
          • cooperative query answering
            (cooperative response to database queries)
        • query optimization
          • logic-based query optimization
        • information integration
          • heterogeneity & mediation over databases
          • reasoning over queries and views & query complexity
          • semantic query caching
        • query & database semantics
          • integrity constraints
          • weak forms of negation
    • secondary
      • deductive databases & logic programming
      • knowledge discovery & data mining
      • WWW search engine technology
    • tertiary / general
      • artificial intelligence
        • knowledge representation
      • theory of computation
        • algorithms
        • combinatorics & computational complexity
        • automata theory
      • software engineering
  • Current Research Endeavors
    • skyline & preference queries
      • SPQL (a skyline-based preference query language): extending SQL for preference queries
      • understanding the properties of skyline (maximal vector) sets
      • developing relational algorithms for computing skyline (maximal vector) sets
    • Pareto Search: effective web search using long keyword queries
    • data mining on relational database systems
      • finding and addressing bottlenecks in RDBMSs for data mining applications
      • adapting RDBMSs for better use for scientific applications
    • query optimization and integrity checking
      • use of statistics and sampling in query optimization
      • optimizing integrity checking for complex constraints
Parker Posey

Er, no, that's Parker Posey as Jackie O. in The House of Yes.
© 1997.

However, if you are a friend of hers and would be willing to arrange an introduction...

A sign at Kensington Market.
© parke godfrey
9 April 2005
In Fuquay Varina.
© parke godfrey
26 December 2005
Entering Bergen.
© parke godfrey
3 September 2005
activities

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Knotted Torus miscellaneous
 
“Winter is here.”
Sunset at Cape Hatteras, looking across the bay.
© parke godfrey
27 December 2004
A window box at the Jagdschloss Niederwald.
© parke godfrey
28 August 2005
Dogwood blossoms on Monument Avenue in Richmond during the Easter Parade.
© parke godfrey
20 April 2003
papers
  • My papers available online returning soon...