DIKU Bits: Serving Geospatial Data: From Maps and Caches to a World of Actors


Marcos António Vaz Salles, Associate Professor in the APL Group 


We exist in geographical space and thus it is no surprise that applications with spatial characteristics are among the most exciting in computing. We can now merge rich geospatial datasets from, e.g., drones, GPS devices, satellites, and sensors, impacting all the way from how we grow our food to how we play and connect. This talk explores resulting challenges to database systems through examples drawn from our recent and ongoing research in the Data Management Systems (DMS) group at DIKU.

The talk will be conducted in English

Zooming in on Marcos Vaz Salles

Which courses do you teach? (BSc and MSc)
BSc: Development of Information Systems (UIS)
MSc: Advanced Computer Systems (ACS)

Which technology/research/projects/startup are you excited to see the evolution of?
Actor databases, ReactDB, Orleans.

What is your favorite sketch from the DIKUrevy?
It’s hard to pick only one. I really like Matricen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRCf-sscdrM