Dixin Tang (CV)
University of California, Berkeley
Work from home
totemtang [at] berkeley [dot] edu


I am a Postdoc researcher at UC Berkeley working with Prof. Aditya Parameswaran. I am part of Data Systems and Foundations group and affiliated with RISELab.

Before joining UC Berkeley, I obained my PhD degree in the database group of UChicago, advised by Prof. Aaron Elmore. At UChicago, I'm also fortunate to work with Prof. Sanjay Krishnan and Prof. Michael Franklin.

Research Interest

My research interest includes interactive data anlaysis, new query processing methods that unify batch processing and continuous query processing, providing query service in the cloud, and supporting high-performance transaction processing on multicore machines.

I am currently leading Dataspread, a data analysis tool that combines the intuitiveness and flexibility of spreadsheets with the scalability and power of databases. I am also actively involved in other exciting projects, including Lux, a Python library that makes data science easier by automating aspects of the data exploration process, and Modin, a scalable dataframe system. At UChicago, I work on CrocodileDB, a new database architecture that exploits time slackness to enable new resource-efficient query execution.


Professional Services

Program Committee: SIGMOD'22
Reviewer: IEEE VIS'21