Big data systems sit in the critical path of everything we do, i.e., in businesses, in sciences, as well as in everyday life. The lab's courses offer a comprehensive introduction to modern data systems, and a research-oriented roadmap towards building systems that "scale up" and "scale out".
So far five undergraduate DASlab students have made it to the finals of the ACM SIGMOD Undergraduate Research Competition. In 2016 we won first place with the work on adaptive denormalization and in 2017 we won first place with the work on evolving trees. If you are a Harvard undergrad interested in research with DASlab, taking CS165 and CS265 is the first step.