idmUCLA Study Group


  • Save time on catching latest database research work,
  • Understanding/Criticize/Brainstorm new research ideas,
  • Find chances to colloborate among idmUCLA members,
  • and practice your presentation skills!

Weekly meeting at Friday noon


  • Discuss latest influential research papers;
  • Overview/summarize research topics;
  • Discuss your own research;
  • Learn research work from graduate students from nearby campuses;
  • Rehearsal for your oral/defense/conference presentations
  • ...

Everybody in the study group is suggested to give a presentation in turn. Volunteers are needed for each meeting to chair the presentation (introduce the speaker, time the presentation, and lead possible discussions).

Before each quarter, a draft schedule will be given and each member will draft a presentation topic. The presentation topic is very flexible, and you can:

  • discuss recent significant paper(s)
  • summarize/overview a group of papers on a specific topic
  • tutorial on new concepts/ideas
  • invite your friends from other campuses to give a talk
Topics can also be chosen based on our members' research interest, and our DB faculty members can certainly help us a lot on this.

Each presentation is about one hour + discussion and Q&A.

Feedback on presentations:
This is not just a technique presentation, but also the best chance to practice your presentation skills. After each presentation, all audience can comment on the presentation of the speaker, and give helpful suggestions on improvement. You will never get such a useful feedback in a real conference!

In each quarter, one group will volunteer to schedule all talks.

At the week with an idmUCLA seminar, the study will be replaced by the seminar.
Food: There will be no PIZZA in study group meetings, unless there are invited talks.

University of California, Los Angeles, Computer Science Department. 2005.