Dr. Jorge-Arnulfo Quiané-Ruiz

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Senior Scientist
Data Analytics
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I joined QCRI because the institution offers unique and great opportunities for scientists to realize their research ideas.

Research Focus at QCRI

The main focus of Jorge's research at QCRI is infrastructure and algorithms that allow performing data analytics on a large scale. Jorge is also researching for new ways of storing and accessing big data sets to enable scalable data analytics.

Previous Experience

Before joining QCRI, Jorge was a research associate at the Information Systems Group at Saarland University working with Jens Dittrich. At Saarland University, Jorge's research interests were mainly on big data management and he was part of the Hadoop++ project. Prior to moving to the University of Saarland, he worked as a research engineer at INRIA, where he worked with Patrick Valduriez and Philippe Lamarre. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Nantes, France. During his Ph.D., Jorge's research interests were mainly in distributed data management.

Professional Experience

  • Research Associate: Information System Group, Saarland University (2009 – 2012)
  • Research Engineer: INRIA-Rennes (2008 – 2009)
  • Research Assistant: INRIA and University of Nantes (2004 – 2008)

Professional Associations and Awards

  • Reviewer for multiple conferences (VLDB, SIGMOD, ICDE, EDBT, ...)
  • Awarded the highest honor in the M.Sc. Program at the Centre for Computing Research at the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Nantes, France, 2008
  • M.Sc. In Networks and Distributed systems, Joseph Fourier University, France, 2004
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico, 2003

Selected Research

  • Alekh Jindal, Jorge-Arnulfo Quiané-Ruiz, Jens Dittrich. WWHow! Freeing Data Storage from Cages. To appear at CIDR 2013.
  • Jens Dittrich, Jorge-Arnulfo Quiané-Ruiz, Stefan Richter, Stefan Schuh, Alekh Jindal, Joerg Schad. Onyl Aggressive Elephants are Fast Elephants. PVLDB 5(11): 1591-1602, July 2012.
  • Jorge-Arnulfo Quiané-Ruiz, Christoph Pinkel, Joerg Schad, Jens Dittrich. RAFTing MapReduce: Fast Recovery on the Raft. ICDE, pages 589-600, 2011.
  • Jens Dittrich, Jorge-Arnulfo Quiané-Ruiz, Alekh Jindal, Yagiz Kargin, Vinay Setty, Joerg Schad. Hadoop++: Making a Yellow Elephant Run Like a Cheetah (Witouth It Even Noticing). PVLDB 3(1): 518-529, September 2010
  • Joerg Schad, Jens Dittrich, Jorge-Arnulfo Quiané-Ruiz. Runtime Measurements in the Cloud: Observing, Analyzing, and Reducing Variance. PVLDB 3(1): 460-471, September 2010

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