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Associate Chair of Computer Science, Professor of Computer Science

Faculty Area:
Systems & Architecture
junyang at cs.duke.edu
(919) 660-6587
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Ph.D., Stanford University, 2001
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1995

Honors & Awards

Google Faculty Research Award, 2014
David and Janet Vaughan Brooks Teaching Award, 2013
IBM Faculty Award, 2006
NSF CAREER Award, 2003


Databases and data-intensive systems in general, with particular interests in scalable data analytics and computational journalism.

Selected Publications
  • Brett Walenz, Sudeepa Roy, and Jun Yang. "Optimizing iceberg queries with complex joins." In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data, pages 1243-1258, Chicago, Illinois, USA, May 2017.
  • Botong Huang and Jun Yang. "Cümülön-D: data analytics in a dynamic spot market." Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, 10(8):865-876, April 2017.
  • You Wu, Pankaj K. Agarwal, Chengkai Li, Jun Yang, and Cong Yu. "Computational fact checking through query perturbations." ACM Transactions on Database Systems, 42(1):4:1-4:41, March 2017. Extended version of a paper by the same authors in PVLDB 2014.
  • Yi Zhang and Jun Yang. "Optimizing I/O for Big Array Analytics." Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), 5(8):764-775, June 2012.
  • Sarah Cohen, Chengkai Li, Jun Yang, and Cong Yu. "Computational Journalism: A Call to Arms to Database Researchers." In Proceedings of the 5th Biennial Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR '11), Asilomar, California, USA, January 2011. Third-place winner of the Best Outrageous Ideas and Vision Track Paper Competition sponsored by the Computing Community Consortium, January 2011.
Extended List of Publications

Publications by Jun Yang