Stanley B. Zdonik Professor of Computer Science

Stanley Zdonik is a Professor of Computer Science at Brown University, Providence, RI, and has been on the faculty there since 1983.

Professor Zdonik has served on many program committees of major conferences in the areas of databases and object-oriented systems. He has served as an Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Office Information Systems and is the founding editor of the ACM SIGPLAN OOPS Messenger. He is currently on the editorial boards of the VLDB Journal, the Journal of Intelligent Information Systems and the Theory and Practise of Object Systems.

He has published over sixty papers on various aspects of advanced database technology. He is the co-editor of the books ``Readings in Object-Oriented Database Systems'' (with D. Maier) and ``Implementing Persistent Object Bases'' (with A. Dearle and G. Shaw), both published by Morgan-Kaufmann. He worked for Bolt, Beranek, and Newman from 1971 to 1976 and at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science from 1976 to 1983. He received his PhD from MIT in 1983. He was awarded the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 1986.

Brown Affiliations

research overview

Stan Zdonik's research interests include database systems, object-oriented databases, query processing, data dissemination, mobile computing and e-commerce.

research statement

Stan Zdonik's research interests include database systems, object-oriented databases, query processing, data dissemination, mobile computing and e-commerce.

funded research

Research Gift (PI), Vertica Systems, Inc., $15,000, 2005

Aurora: Enabling Stream-based Monitoring Applications (Co-PI), National Science Foundation, $1,800,000, 9/2003 - 9/2006

Monitoring and Mining Data Streams (PI), Army Medical Research and Material Command, $472,871, 8/2002 - 8/2005

A Time-Series Database System for Sensor Applications (PI), U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Agency, $205,000, 2002 - 2006

Workshop on Context Aware Mobile Data Management (Co-PI), National Science Foundation, $34,962, 2001-2002

Data Centers: Managing Data with Profiles (PI), National Science Foundation, $3,150,000, 2000 - 2006

Data Recharging (PI), Sun Microsystems, $45,000, 2000 - 2001

Algebraic Optimization the COKO-KOLA Way (PI), IBM, $25,000, 1997 - 1998

Broadcast Objects for Effective Data Dissemination in BADD (PI), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), $874,821, 1997 - 1998

Analytical and Empirical Tools for Advanced Query Optimizers (PI), National Science Foundation, $381,939, 1996 - 1999

An Architecture for Query Processing in Object-Oriented Databases - One Year Extension (PI), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), $129,931, 1995 - 1996

Constraint Query Languages (PI), National Science Foundation, $55,532, 1995-1997

Research on Broadcast Disks (PI), Intel Corporation, $120,000, 1994 - 1997

Research in Object Oriented Databases (PI), Digital Equipment Corporation, $50,000, 1991

Self-Adaptive Databases (PI), Digital Equipment Corporation, $44,000, 1991

A High-Performance Storage Server (PI), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), $398,534, 1991 - 1994

High-Performance Design Environments (Co-PI), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)/Office of Naval Research, $2,580,000, 1991-1996

An Architecture for Query Processing in Object-Oriented Databases (PI), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), $1,800,000, 1991 - 1994

Research in Object Oriented Databases (PI), Apple Computer, $30,000, 1989 - 1990

Research in Object Oriented Databases (PI), IBM, $80,000, 1989 - 1990

Research in Object Oriented Databases (PI), Apple Computer, $30,000, 1988 - 1989

Object-Oriented Database Languages (PI), US West, $287,804, 1988 - 1990

Research in Object Oriented Databases (PI), Digital Equipment Corporation, $200,000 and $270,000 of equipment, 1988 - 1990

Object-Oriented Databases and Programming Languages and Multiparadigm Siftware Application Architectures (Co-PI), U.S. West, $277,804, 1988 - 1990

Object-Oriented Databases and Parallel Architectures (PI), Office of Naval Research, $100,000, 1987 - 1988

Object-Oriented Database Environments (PI), IBM, $140,000, 1987 - 1988

Development of Object-Oriented Database (PI), Office of Naval Research, $100,000, 1987 - 1988

Young Investigator Award (PI), Office of Naval Research, $200,000, 1986 - 1990

Object-Oriented Database Environments (PI), IBM, $193,000, 1986 - 1987

Object-Oriented Database Environments (Co-PI), National Science Foundation, $150,000, 1986 - 1988