Alberto Lerner


Bio and Interests

I am a Senior Researcher at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland at the eXascale Infolab. Previously, I spent some time in research groups at IBM Research (both at T.J. Watson and Almaden), and in the industry, at Google and MongoDB – and some start-ups. I got my Ph.D. in 2003 at Ecole Normale Superieure de Telecomunications at Paris (now Paris Tech) having done the research work connected to my Thesis both at INRIA/Rocquencourt and at New York University.

My research interests revolve around non-conventional database systems. I mean non-conventional in three different aspects.

Recent Publications

  1. Alberto Lerner, Matthias Jasny, Theo Jepsen, Carsten Binnig, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. “DBMS Annihilator: A High-Performance Database Workload Generator in Action.” In Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, 15:3682–85, 2022. Bibtex PDF
  2. M. Tamer Özsu, Alberto Lerner, and Tianzheng Wang. “Reminiscences on Influential Papers.” SIGMOD Record 51, no. 2 (2022): 44–46. Bibtex PDF
  3. Sangjin Lee, Alberto Lerner, André Ryser, Kibin Park, Chanyoung Jeon, Jinsub Park, Yong Ho Song, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. “X-SSD: A Storage System with Native Support for Database Logging and Replication.” Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD ’22). New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery, 2022. Bibtex PDF
  4. André Ryser, Alberto Lerner, Alex Forencich, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. “D-RDMA: Bringing Zero-Copy RDMA to Database Systems.” In CIDR 2022, 12th Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research, 2022. Bibtex PDF
  5. Alberto Lerner, and Philippe Bonnet. “Not Your Grandpa’s SSD: The Era of Co-Designed Storage Devices.” In Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD ’21), 2021. Bibtex Slides PDF
  6. Theo Jepsen, Alberto Lerner, Fernando Pedone, Robert Soulé, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. “In-Network Support for Transaction Triaging.” In Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, 14:1626–39, 2021. Bibtex PDF
  7. Nadeen Gebara, Alberto Lerner, Mingran Yang, Minlan Yu, Paolo Costa, and Manya Ghobadi. “Challenging the Stateless Quo of Programmable Switches.” In Proceedings of the Nineteenth ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets20, 2020. Bibtex PDF
  8. Alberto Lerner, Rana Hussein, André Ryser, Sangjin Lee, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. “Networking and Storage: The Next Computing Elements in Exascale Systems?.” IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin 43, no. 1 (March 2020): 60–71. Bibtex PDF
  9. Mourad Khayati, Alberto Lerner, Zakhar Tymchenko, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. “Mind the Gap: An Experimental Evaluation of Imputation of Missing Values Techniques in Time Series.” In Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, Vol. 13, 2020. Bibtex PDF Code Award
  10. Alberto Lerner, Jaewook Kwak, Sangjin Lee, Kibin Park, Yong Ho Song, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. “It Takes Two: Instrumenting the Interaction between In-Memory Databases and Solid-State Drives.” In CIDR 2020, 10th Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research, 2020. Bibtex PDF
  11. Alberto Lerner, Rana Hussein, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. “The Case For Network Accelerated Query Processing.” In CIDR 2019, 9th Biennial Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research, 2019. Bibtex PDF

Recent Professional Activities