Computer Science Welcomes Larry Peterson Back to the Department.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Prof. Larry Peterson back to the department. Larry was on our faculty from 1985 to 1998, serving as Head from 1996 to 1998. From 1998 to 2013, Larry was the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science at Princeton, where he was also Department Chair from 2003-2009.
Why Learn Computer Science?
Micro-Specialization: Speeds up DBMS at runtime by exploiting invariants.
Micro-Specialization uses relation- and query-specific information to
specialize database management systems at runtime based on identified
invariants. This invariant is often of the form of variable(s) in the
code that are constant during query evaluation. Micro-specialization is
applied to eliminate from the original program unnecessary code such as
branching statements that reference such invariants in branch-condition
evaluation. The resulting specialized code greatly reduces the code
complexity to significantly improve efficiency during code execution.
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