Manuel Rodriguez Martinez

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez



I am a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. My research interests focus on cloud computing, distributed databases, and mobile computing. I am the team leader for the Advanced Data Management Lab at UPRM. I am a recipient of a 2005 NSF CAREER Award. If you are looking for my personal site, click here.

Education
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, 2001
    • Advisor: Nick Roussopoulos 
    • Thesis: Automatic Deployment of Application-Specific Functionality in Database Middleware Systems
  • M.S. in Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, 1996
  • B.S. in Mathematics, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, 1994
Research

My research interests are focused on Cloud Computing, Distributed Databases, and Mobile Computing. In particular, I am interested in exploiting cloud capabilities to develop self-managed databases systems and enterprise applications. 

    Selected Publications
  • Manuel Rodriguez-Martinez, Jaime Seguel, Maniel Sotomayor, Juan P. Aleman, Jose Rivera, and Melvin Greer, "Open911: Experiences with the Mobile Plus Cloud Paradigm", 4th IEEE Cloud Computing Conference, Washington, DC, 2011.
  • Manuel Rodriguez-Martinez, Jaime Seguel, and Melvin Greer, “Open Source Cloud Computing Tools: A Case Study with a Weather Application”, 3rd IEEE Cloud Computing Conference, Miami, FL, 2010
  • Fernando Maymi, Manuel Rodriguez-Martinez, and Wolfgang Rolke, “A Shared Spatial Cache Model for Mobile Environments”, 9th ACM MobiDE Workshop, Indianapolis, IN, 2010.
  • Fernando Maymi and Manuel Rodriguez, “Obstacle Avoidance for Utility-based Geoacasting”, 2009 ITNG Conference, Las Vegasw, NV, April 27-29, 2009.
  • Eliana Valenzuela and Manuel Rodriguez, “Ranking Ad Hoc Data Sources and Query Processing Sites using Ant Colony Theory”, Asia International Modeling Conference, Bandung, Bali, Indonesia May 25-May 29.
  • Fernando Maymi, Manuel Rodriguez, Paul Manz, Yi Qian, “A Distributed Architecture for Pervasive Shared Situational Awareness”, IEEE Internet Computing Magazine, Vol. 12., No.1, January 2008
    Funding
  • UPRM - Lockheed Martin Cloud Computing Project, 8/2009-present , Award mount: $350K.
  • CAREER: NetTraveler: A Database Middleware System for Ubiquitous Data Access on Wide-Area Networks, NSF CAREER Award, 7/1/05 - 6/30/11, Award mount: $500K
Teaching

My teaching interest focus on database design, web application development, mobile devices programming, and introductory Java programming with early design patterns material.
    
    Current Course:  ICOM 5016 - Introduction to Database Systems (Fall 2011)