The general focus of my research until now has been in -- efficient querying over graph databases (centralized and distributed), practical and theoretical aspects of join (conjunctive) query optimization, multi-query optimization etc.
I have also been getting more interested in the following topics -- Distributed Green clusters, Music mining, Information and coding theory.
Medha Atre: A technique for SPARQL OPTIONAL (left-outer-join) queries, CoRR, April 29, 2013, arXiv:1304.7799
Medha Atre, Vineet Chaoji, Mohammed J. Zaki: BitPath -- Label Order Constrained Reachability Queries over Large Graphs, CoRR, March 13, 2012, (PDF).
Medha Atre, Vineet Chaoji, Mohammed J. Zaki, James A. Hendler: BitMat -- Scalable Indexing and Querying of Large RDF Graphs, Technical Report, April 4, 2011 (PDF).
Gregory Williams, Jesse Weaver, Medha Atre, James A. Hendler: Scalable Reduction of Large Datasets to Interesting Subsets, Journal of Web Semantics (Special Issue: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web), 2010 (winner of the 2009 Billion Triple Challenge, ISWC, October 2009)) (Paper)
Medha Atre, Vineet Chaoji, Mohammed J. Zaki, James A. Hendler: Matrix "Bit"loaded: A Scalable Lightweight Join Query Processor for RDF Data, WWW 2010 (PDF) (Presentation) (Source code).
Seema Sundara, Medha Atre, Vladimir Kolovski, Souripriya Das, Zhe Wu, Eugene Chong, Jagannathan Srinivasan: Visualizing Large-Scale RDF Data Using Subsets, Summaries, and Sampling in Oracle, ICDE (Industrial Track), March 2010 (Patent issued 2012)
Medha Atre, Vineet Chaoji, Jesse Weaver, Gregory Williams: BitMat: An In-core RDF Graph Store for Join Query Processing, Technical Report, August 1, 2009, PDF
Medha Atre, Jagannathan Srinivasan (Oracle), James A. Hendler: BitMat: A Main-memory Bit Matrix of RDF Triples for Conjunctive Triple Pattern Queries, ISWC Poster and Demo track, October 2008PDF (first runner up among 85 poster/demos)
Program committee member of ISWC (2009, 2010, 2013), IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA) (2014).
Invited reviewer for the Journal of Information Processing and Management 2011, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) 2011, 2012, 2013, and ACM Transactions on the Web (TWeb) 2013.
External reviewer for KDD 2009, AAMAS 2009, ACM Transactions on Database Systems 2009.
Miscellaneous (for fun):
I am a big fan of music in its various forms, some of my favorite
songs having great music and equally good lyrics are:
"You have a moral responsibility when you have been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently." - J. K. Rowling
"Unrestrained capitalism produces great disparity of wealth, cycles of boom and depression, and festering levels of unemployment. The system encourages selfishness instead of cooperation, and acquiring wealth rather than serving others. People are educated for careers rather than for a love of work and creativity. And political parties become corrupted by contributions from owners of great capital" - (extracted by Walter Isaacson from Albert Einstein's "Why Socialism?" article in Monthly Review 1949)
"A question that sometimes drives me hazy; am I or are the others crazy?" - Albert Einstein
"Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged people who just kept on working." (author unknown)