Sebastian Kruse, Information Systems Group at the Hasso Plattner Institute at Hasso Plattner Institute

Sebastian Kruse

Information Systems Group at the Hasso Plattner Institute, Hasso Plattner Institute

Sebastian is a PhD student at the Information Systems Group at the Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany. This is where he also did his Master’s degree in IT systems engineering. In general, he’s passionate and excited about leading edge data processing technology, efficient algorithms, and elegant system designs. More concretely, his main line of research focuses on distributed algorithms to discover dependencies from data—these are problems of high runtime and space complexity that must be tackled with the greatest care. While interning at the Data Analytics Group at the Qatar Research Computing Institute, he further picked up the topic of integrating heterogeneous data processing platforms and played a leading role in the design and implementation of Rheem. Last but not least, he’s devoted to open source software. Not only have most of his research project outcomes been open sourced (Rheem, in particular), but he also contributes to Apache projects.


Interoperating a Zoo of Data Processing Platforms Using Rheem

We are witnessing a proliferation of big data, which has lead to a zoo of data processing systems. Each system providing a different set of features. For example, Spark provides scalability to analytic tasks, but… Read more