Kristi Morton (née DiBennardo)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8ssM8H-FJfnRE1vaHY4bWd5bHM/view?usp=sharing
I completed my PhD in the Database Group at the University of Washington's Department of Computer Science and Engineering.  My PhD thesis advisors were Magdalena BalazinskaDan Grossman, and Hannaneh Hajishirzi

I am an AT&T Labs Fellowship recipient and interned at AT&T's Shannon Laboratory over the summer of 2006, where I worked on a distributed extension of XQuery.  I have also interned at Microsoft Research for the Data Management, Exploration, and Mining group and was a research contractor for Tableau on data quality and data integration challenges.

I am an alumna of Rice University in Houston, Texas, and the University of Texas at Austin, and a former employee of Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor in Austin, Texas.  At Freescale, I worked on the GNU C Compiler (GCC), where I added backend support and optimizations for various embedded PowerPC architectures.





Publications

Public Data and Visualizations: How are Many Eyes and Tableau Public Used for Collaborative Analytics?
In ACM SIGMOD Record, June 2014.
Kristi Morton, Magdalena Balazinska, Dan Grossman, Robert Kosara (Tableau), and Jock Mackinlay (Tableau)

Support the Data Enthusiast: Challenges for Next-Generation Data-Analysis Systems
In PVLDB, Hangzhou, China, September, 2014.
Kristi Morton, Magdalena Balazinska, Dan Grossman, and Jock Mackinlay (Tableau)

Dynamic Workload Driven Data Integration in Tableau
In ACM SIGMOD, Scottsdale, Arizona, May 2012.
Kristi Morton, Ross Bunker, Jock Mackinlay, Robert Morton, and Chris Stolte

FlexMin: A Flexible Tool for Automatic Bug Isolation in DBMS Software
In DBTest 2011: 4th International Workshop on Testing Database Systems, Athens, Greece, June 2011.
Kristi Morton and Nicolas Bruno

The Case for Being Lazy: How to Leverage Lazy Evaluation in MapReduce
In ScienceCloud 2011: 2nd Workshop on Scientific Cloud Computing, San Jose, CA, June, 2011.
Kristi Morton, Magdalena Balazinska, Dan Grossman, Christopher Olston

ParaTimer: A Progress Indicator for MapReduce DAGs
In ACM SIGMOD, Indianapolis, IN, June, 2010.
Experimental results fully verified by SIGMOD repeatability and workability review committee: here.
Kristi Morton, Magdalena Balazinska, and Dan Grossman

Estimating the Progress of MapReduce Pipelines
In 26th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Long Beach, CA, March, 2010.
Kristi Morton, Abram Friesen, Magdalena Balazinska, and Dan Grossman

DXQ: A Distributed XQueryScripting Language
In International Workshop on XQuery Implementation, Experience, and Perspectives (XIME-P), 2007
Mary F. Fernandez, Trevor Jim, Kristi Morton, Nicola Onose, Jerome Simeon

HighlyDistributed XQuery with DXQ
In International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), 2007
Mary F. Fernandez, Trevor Jim, Kristi Morton, Nicola Onose, Jerome Simeon

Technical Reports
View-Driven Deduplication with Active Learning
The Cornell University Library arXiv, June 2016.
Kristi Morton, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Magdalena Balazinska, Dan Grossman

Orc-X: Combining Orchestrations and XQuery
The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Computer Sciences, December 2007, Report# TR-07-63. 
Kristi Morton, David Kitchin, William Cook

PhD Thesis
Interactive Data Integration and Entity Resolution for Exploratory Visual Data Analytics
The University of Washington, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Dec 2015.

Master's Thesis

Orc-X: Combining Orchestrations and XQuery
The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Computer Sciences, May 2008.

CV
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Other interests
During my undergrad days at Rice, I played bass drum in the Marching Owl Band (MOB). As a grad student, I played drums in "Parody Bits" a.k.a. the University of Washington CSE Band.  Check out our videos: full, YouTube.