Renata Borovica-Gajic


Biography and current work


My research focuses on enabling faster, more predictable and cheaper data analysis. To optimize performance and cost of data analytics services, I envision database systems as adaptive engines able to adjust their query execution strategy at runtime to fit the characteristics of the queries, data and underlying hardware.

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I obtained my MSc degree from the school of Computer Science and Automatics, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, in 2008, where I got a prestige award "Mileva Maric Einstein" for the best master thesis in the field of mathematical and informatics sciences.

Before joining EPFL, I have been working for 4 years as a senior software developer in a database team for DMS Group Company, Novi Sad, Serbia.

Since September 2010, I am a PhD candidate under the supervision of Professor Anastasia Ailamaki, in the Data-Intensive Applications and Systems Laboratory (DIAS), EPFL.

Renata Borovica-Gajic