Dr. Yael Amsterdamer ------ Short bio | Research | Publications | Teaching

Dr. Yael Amsterdamer is a senior lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, Bar Ilan University.

Short Bio

Starting the academic year 2015-2016 Dr. Yael Amsterdamer is a senior lecturer at the Department of Computer Science in Bar Ilan University. Her main research field is databases and data management. In 2016, Dr. Amsterdamer has received the Allon Fellowship for Outstanding Young Researchers by the Israeli Council for Higher Education.

Dr. Amsterdamer has completed her B.Sc. as a double major in Computer Science and Linguistics at the Tel Aviv University during 2007-2010. Before and during her studies she has worked as a software engineer in the industry.

Dr. Amsterdamer has completed her PhD studies in 2015, at the direct PhD track, as a member of the Database Group of the Computer Science School, Tel Aviv University, and under the supervision of is Prof. Tova Milo. Her PhD thesis is titled "On Harvesting and Exploiting Data Patterns Using the Crowd".

On 2010-2011 Dr. Amsterdamer has been a visiting scholar of the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US, hosted by Prof. Val Tannen. From Philadelphia she continued to Paris, France, and was a visiting researcher at INRIA, working as part of the Webdam project with Prof. Pierre Senellart and Prof. Serge Abiteboul.

Research

I am interested in the development of theoretical tools and algorithms for the management of data on the Web, and specifically in crowdsourcing, data mining and information extraction.

Some of my ongoing research projects:

Querying and Exploring Knowledge Bases. In this research project, our goal is developing a unified framework that will assist users in formulating their knowledge needs as queries over knowledge sources such as linked knowledge bases and crowdsourcing platforms, thereby providing a new and powerful means to access knowledge on the web. Our solutions will focus on adequate selection of knowledge sources, and the formulation of users' knowledge needs in a formal query.
This project is partially supported by the Israel Science Foundation (ISF).

Personal Information Management and Sharing. In this research project, our goal is to allow users to jointly access and manage data they store on different platforms, and to easily share this data with others without compromising access control rights and data integrity.
This project is partially supported by the BIU Center for Research in Applied Cryptography and Cyber Security.

Publications

Also see my publications at DBLP and Google Scholar

[22] Top-k Queries on Unknown Values under Order Constraints
Antoine Amarilli, Yael Amsterdamer, Tova Milo and Pierre Senellart.
To appear at ICDT 2017. | PDF | BIB |
[21] December: A Declarative Tool for Crowd Member Selection
Yael Amsterdamer, Tova Milo, Amit Somech and Brit Youngman.
PVLDB 9(13): 1485-1488, 2016. | PDF | BIB |
[20] Toward Semantic Image Similarity from Crowdsourced Clustering
Yanir Kleiman, George Goldberg, Yael Amsterdamer and Daniel Cohen-Or.
The Visual Computer 32(6-8): 1045-1055, 2016. | PDF | BIB |
[19] A Natural Language Interface for Querying General and Individual Knowledge
Yael Amsterdamer, Anna Kukliansky and Tova Milo.
PVLDB 8(12): 1430-1441, 2015. | PDF (full version) | BIB |
[18] Optimal Probabilistic Generation of XML Documents
Serge Abiteboul, Yael Amsterdamer, Daniel Deutch, Tova Milo and Pierre Senellart.
TOCS 57(4): 806-842, 2014. | PDF | BIB |
[17] NL2CM: A Natural Language Interface to Crowd Mining (demo)
Yael Amsterdamer, Anna Kukliansky and Tova Milo.
SIGMOD 2015. | PDF | BIB |
[16] Managing General and Individual Knowledge in Crowd Mining Applications
Yael Amsterdamer, Susan B. Davidson, Anna Kukliansky, Tova Milo, Slava Novgorodov, and Amit Somech.
CIDR 2015. | PDF | Slides | BIB |
[15] Foundations of Crowd Data Sourcing
Yael Amsterdamer and Tova Milo
SIGMOD Record 43(4), 2014. | PDF | BIB |
[14] OASSIS: Query Driven Crowd Mining
Yael Amsterdamer, Susan B. Davidson, Tova Milo, Slava Novgorodov and Amit Somech.
SIGMOD 2014. | PDF | BIB |
[13] Ontology Assisted Crowd Mining (demo)
Yael Amsterdamer, Susan B. Davidson, Tova Milo, Slava Novgorodov and Amit Somech.
PVLDB 7(13): 1597-1600, 2014. | PDF | BIB |
[12] On the Complexity of Mining Itemsets from the Crowd Using Taxonomies
Antoine Amarilli, Yael Amsterdamer and Tova Milo.
ICDT 2014. | PDF | BIB|
[11] Uncertainty in Crowd Data Sourcing Under Structural Constraints
Antoine Amarilli, Yael Amsterdamer and Tova Milo.
UnCrowd 2014. | PDF | BIB |
[10] CrowdMiner: Mining association rules from the crowd (demo)
Yael Amsterdamer, Yael Grossman, Tova Milo and Pierre Senellart.
PVLDB 6(12):1250-1253, 2013. | PDF | BIB |
[9] Crowd Mining
Yael Amsterdamer, Yael Grossman, Tova Milo and Pierre Senellart.
SIGMOD 2013. | PDF | BIB |
[8] Auto-Completion Learning for XML (demo)
Serge Abiteboul, Yael Amsterdamer, Tova Milo and Pierre Senellart.
SIGMOD 2012. | PDF | BIB | poster |
[7] On Provenance Minimization
Yael Amsterdamer, Daniel Deutch, Tova Milo and Val Tannen.
ACM Trans. Database Syst. 37(4):30, 2012. | PDF | BIB |
[6] Finding Optimal Probabilistic Generators for XML Collections
Serge Abiteboul, Yael Amsterdamer, Daniel Deutch, Tova Milo and Pierre Senellart.
ICDT 2012. | PDF | BIB |
[5] Putting Lipstick on Pig: Enabling Database-style Workflow Provenance
Yael Amsterdamer, Susan B. Davidson, Daniel Deutch, Tova Milo, Julia Stoyanovich and Val Tannen.
PVLDB 5(4):346-357, 2011. | PDF | BIB |
[4] On Provenance Minimization
Yael Amsterdamer, Daniel Deutch, Tova Milo and Val Tannen.
PODS 2011. | PDF | BIB |
[3] Provenance for Aggregate Queries
Yael Amsterdamer, Daniel Deutch and Val Tannen.
PODS 2011. | PDF | BIB |
[2] On the Optimality of Top-k Algorithms for Interactive Web Applications
Yael Amsterdamer, Daniel Deutch and Tova Milo.
WebDB 2011. | PDF | BIB |
[1] On the Limitations of Provenance for Queries With Difference
Yael Amsterdamer, Daniel Deutch and Val Tannen.
TaPP 2011. | PDF | Slides | BIB |

Teaching

Bar Ilan University

Management of Big Web Data - 2016-present

Workshop in Data Management - 2016-present

Database Systems - 2015-present

Web, Crowd and Big Data Management: seminar - 2015-present

Past, Tel Aviv University

Database Systems - 2012-2015

Software 1: Object Oriented software Design and the Java programming language (TA) - 2011-2015


Yael Amsterdamer

Contact Details

Email yael.amsterdamerbiu.ac.il
Office Address Bar Ilan University,
Max and Anna Webb st.
Ramat Gan 5290002,
Israel
Office Building 216,
room 216
Bar Ilan University