Manohar (Manu) Kaul

Manohar Kaul

I received a Ph.D. at the Data-intensive Systems group in Aarhus University, Denmark. I worked under the supervision of Prof. Christian S. Jensen. Prior to my Masters at Uppsala University in Sweden, I worked for nearly 9 years in the I.T industry, primarily at ORACLE Utilities as a Senior Systems Architect. My current research interests include Scalable Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics and Spatial Databases.

Contact

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Computer Science
IIT Hyderabad India
mkaul (at) iith (dot) ac (dot) in
DBLP, Google Scholar

News

  • 26-Mar-2017: Paper on Fault-Tolerance accepted at TKDE 2017
  • 09-Jul-2016: Awarded VLDB 2016 Travel Fellowship
  • 21-Dec-2015: Paper on Distributed Graph Fault-Tolerance accepted at ICDE 2016
  • 01-Nov-2014: Moved to TU Berlin at DIMA headed by Prof. Volker Markl
  • 07-Jun-2013: Was awarded the Best Paper Award at MDM 2013.

Honors and Awards

  • VLDB 2016 Travel Fellowship
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement - Australian Computer Society
  • (ACS) 2000 Most Outstanding Advanced Features - Industrial Project
  • Award Golden Key Society Honor - 1999

Publications

  • On Fault Tolerance for Distributed Iterative Dataflow Processing Chen Xu, Markus Holzemer, Manohar Kaul, Juan Soto, Volker Markl Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 2017 (accepted) [pdf] [abstract]
  • Elementary, dear Watson! Manohar Kaul Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR), 2017 (vision abstract) [pdf] [abstract]
  • Sharing Hash Codes for Multiple Purposes Wikor Pronobis, Danny Panknin, Johannes Kirschnick, Vignesh Srinivasan, Wojciech Samek, Volker Markl, Manohar Kaul, Klaus-Robert Müller, Shinichi Nakajima ArXiv.org, 2016 [pdf] [abstract]
  • Improving Data Quality by Leveraging Statistical Relational Learning Larysa Visengeriyeva, Alan Akbik, Manohar Kaul International Conference on Information Quality (ICIQ), 2016 [pdf] [abstract]
  • Efficient Fault-tolerance for Iterative Graph Processing on Distributed Dataflow Systems Chen Xu, Markus Holzemer, Manohar Kaul, Volker Markl IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2016 [pdf] [abstract]
  • New Lower and Upper Bounds for Shortest Distance Queries on Terrains Manohar Kaul, Raymond Chi-Wing Wong, Christian S. Jensen Proceedings of Very Large Databases (PVLDB), 2015 [pdf] [abstract]
  • R-Apriori : An Efficient Apriori based Algorithm on Spark Sanjay Rathee, Manohar Kaul, Arti Kashyap PIKM, Ph.D. student workshop at CIKM, 2015 [pdf] [abstract]
  • Terrain-Toolkit: A Multi-Functional Tool for Terrain Data (Demo) Qi Wang, Manohar Kaul, Cheng Long, Raymond Chi-Wing Wong Proceedings of Very Large Databases (PVLDB), Sep 1-5 2014, Hangzhou, China [pdf] [abstract]
  • Multi-Cost Optimal Route Planning Under Time-Varying Uncertainty Bin Yang, Chenjuan Guo, Christian S. Jensen, Manohar Kaul, Shuo Shang IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Mar 31 - Apr 4 2014, Chicago, USA [pdf] [abstract]
  • Finding Shortest Paths on Terrains by Killing Two Birds with One Stone Manohar Kaul, Raymond Chi-Wing Wong, Bin Yang, Christian S. Jensen Proceedings of Very Large Databases (PVLDB), Sep 1-5 2014, Hangzhou, China [pdf] [abstract]
  • Using Incomplete Information for Complete Weight Annotation of Road Networks Bin Yang, Manohar Kaul, Christian S. Jensen Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) [pdf]
  • Building Accurate 3D Spatial Networks to Enable Next Generation Intelligent Transportation Systems (Best Paper Award) Manohar Kaul, Bin Yang, Christian S. Jensen IEEE Proceedings of International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM), June 3-6 2013, Milan, Italy [pdf] [abstract]
  • EcoMark: Evaluating Models of Vehicular Environmental Impact Chenjuan Guo, Yu Ma, Bin Yang, Christian S. Jensen, Manohar Kaul Proceedings of ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS, Nov 7-9, 2012, Redondo Beach, CA, USA [pdf] [abstract]
  • Frequent Route Based Continuous Moving Object Location and Density Prediction on Road Networks Gyozo Gidofalvi, Manohar Kaul, Christian Borgelt, Torben Bach Pedersen Proceedings of ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS, Nov 1-4, 2011, Chicago, IL, USA [pdf] [abstract]
  • Intelligent Packet Shaper to avoid Network Congestion for Improved Streaming Video Quality at Clients Manohar Kaul, R. Khosla, Y. Mitsukura Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation (CIRA), July 16-20, 2003, Kobe, Japan [pdf] [abstract]

Talks

  • Sep 2016: New Lower and Upper Distance Bounds for Shortest Distance Queries on Terrains at VLDB 2016, New Delhi, India.
  • May 2016: Moving Object Databases at Big Data Workshop held at IIT Mandi, India.
  • Nov 2015: Distance Bounds for Spatial Queries on Polyhedral Surfaces at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay, India
  • Apr 2015: Scalable Machine Learning Library Related Research at Amazon, Berlin, Germany.
  • Apr 2014: Finding Better Distance Bounds for Shortest Surface Paths on 3D Terrains at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
  • June 2013: Building Accurate 3D Spatial Networks to Enable Next Generation Intelligent Transportation Systems at IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM) 2013, Milan, Italy.

Teaching

  • ID1303: Introduction to Programming in C @IITH, @IIT-Bhilai
  • CS3010: Database Theory @IITH
  • Indexing Spatial Data (Elective Course @ IIT-H)
  • Big Data Analytics Seminar (@ TU Berlin)
  • Contract-Based Programming in Q2 (@ Aarhus)
  • Web Technology in Q3 (Double TA) (@ Aarhus)

Students

  • Ph.D (in progress): Jayashree P.
  • Masters (in progress): Pratik Shukla, Varun Mishra