Ying Zhang


Full Name Dr. Y. Zhang
Function(s) Researcher
Telephone +31 20 592 4229
Room L327
Department(s) Database Architectures


Zhang Ying is a postdoctoral researcher of the Database Architecture group of the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam since 2010. In the SciLens projec, Ying is a co-designer of SciQL, an SQL based array query language for scientific data. In the EU FP7-ICT project PlanetData, Ying is the leader of the scientific work package on "Data Streams and Dynamicity" and the representative of CWI. She carried out her Ph.D. research (2005-2010) in the same group of the CWI on "XRPC - Efficient Distributed Query Processing on Heterogeneous XQuery Engines". In 2004, she graduated with a Master's degree in Computer Networks at the VU University Amsterdam. Her master's thesis is on the optimization and adaptation of Newscast, an epidemic protocol for P2P file sharing applications. From 2001 to 2005, she also worked at the VU University as a teaching assistant for various programming courses. Ying's primary research interests include database architecture designs for large volume, distributed and heterogeneous scientific data.

Selected Publications

  • C.P. Cijvat, S. Manegold, M.L. Kersten, G.W. Klau, A. Schönhuth, T. Marschall, Ying Zhang, Genome sequence analysis with MonetDB: a case study on Ebola virus diversity, GI, 2015
  • Y. Kargin, M.G. Ivanova, S. Manegold, M.L. Kersten, Ying Zhang, Lazy ETL in Action: ETL Technology Dates Scientific Data, 2013
  • Ying Zhang, M.L. Kersten, S. Manegold, SciQL: Array Data Processing Inside an RDBMS, ACM, 1049-1052, 2013
  • M.G. Ivanova, Y. Kargin, M.L. Kersten, S. Manegold, Ying Zhang, M. Datcu, D. Espinoza Molina, Data Vaults: a Database Welcome to Scientific File Repositories, 2013
  • M. Koubarakis, C. Kontoes, S. Manegold, M. Karpathiotakis, K. Kyzirakos, K. Bereta, G. Garbis, C. Nikolaou, D. Michail, I. Papoutsis, T. Herekakis, M.G. Ivanova, Ying Zhang, H. Pirk, M.L. Kersten, K. Dogani, S. Giannakopoulou, P. Smeros, Real-Time Wildfire Monitoring Using Scientific Database and Linked Data Technologies, 2013
  • Ying Zhang, M.D. Pham, O. Corcho, J.P. Calbimonte, SRBench: A Streaming RDF/SPARQL Benchmark, 2012
  • E. Larios, Ying Zhang, K. Yan, Z. Di, S. LeDévédec, Fabian Groffen, F.J. Verbeek, Automation in Cytomics: A Modern RDBMS Based Platform for Image Analysis and Management in High-Throughput Screening Experiments, Springer-Verlag, 2012
  • M. Koubarakis, K. Kyzirakos, M. Karpathiotakis, C. Nikolaou, S. Vassos, G. Garbis, M. Sioutis, K. Bereta, D. Michail, C. Kontoes, I. Papoutsis, T. Herekakis, S. Manegold, M.L. Kersten, M.G. Ivanova, H. Pirk, Ying Zhang, M. Datcu, G. Schwarz, O.C. Dumitru, D.E. Molina, K. Molch, U.D. Giammatteo, M. Sagona, S. Perelli, T. Reitz, E. Klien, R. Gregor, TELEIOS: A Database-Powered Virtual Earth Observatory, 2012
  • Ying Zhang, L.H.A. Scheers, M.L. Kersten, M.G. Ivanova, N.J. Nes, Astronomical Data Processing Using SciQL, an SQL Based Query Language for Array Data, ASP, San Francisco, 2012
  • Ying Zhang, M.L. Kersten, M.G. Ivanova, N.J. Nes, SciQL, Bridging the Gap between Science and Relational DBMS, ACM New York, NY, USA, 2011
  • M.L. Kersten, Ying Zhang, M.G. Ivanova, N.J. Nes, SciQL, A Query Language for Science Applications, ACM New York, NY, USA, 2011
  • Ying Zhang, XRPC - Efficient Distributed Query Processing on Heterogeneous XQuery Engines, Ying Zhang, 1-1, 2010
  • Ying Zhang, N. Tang, P.A. Boncz, Projective Distribution of XQuery with Updates, I.E.E.E. Computer Society Press, 1059-1076, 2010
  • Ying Zhang, Arjen P. de Vries, P.A. Boncz, D. Hiemstra, R. Ordelman, StreetTiVo: Using a P2P XML Database System to Manage Multimedia Data in Your Living Room, Springer, 404-415, 2009
  • Ying Zhang, N. Tang, P.A. Boncz, Efficient Distribution of Full-Fledged XQuery, IEEE, 565-576, 2009
  • Ying Zhang, P.A. Boncz, Distributed XQuery and Updates Processing with Heterogeneous XQuery Engines, ACM, 1331-1336, 2008
  • Ying Zhang, P.A. Boncz, Integrating XQuery and P2P in MonetDB/XQuery*, RWTH Aachen, 2007
  • Ying Zhang, Towards P2P XML Database Technology, A.C.M., 2007
  • Ying Zhang, P.A. Boncz, XRPC: Interoperable and Efficient Distributed XQuery, A.C.M., 99-110, 2007