Rebecca Taft

Office Address
The Stata Center, 32-G904B
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

I am a fifth-year PhD student in the Database Group at MIT, working with Mike Stonebraker.  I graduated from Yale University in 2008 with a B.S. in Physics.  Before coming to MIT, I spent two years working as a consultant at Exeter Group, and another two years working as a software engineer at Bloomberg LP.  My current research interests include elastic scalability of DBMSs as well as multi-tenancy in the cloud.


M. Serafini, R. Taft, A. Elmore, A. Pavlo, A. Aboulnaga, and M. Stonebraker. Clay: Fine-Grained Adaptive Partitioning for General Database Schemas. In Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, Vol. 10, No. 4, VLDB ’17, pages 445-456, 2016.

R. Taft, W. Lang, J. Duggan, A. Elmore, M. Stonebraker, and D. DeWitt. STeP: Scalable Tenant Placement for Managing Database-as-a-Service Deployments. In Proceedings of the Seventh ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing, SoCC ’16, pages 388-400, 2016.

R. Taft. Predictive Modeling for Management of Database Resources in the Cloud. Master’s thesis, MIT, Cambridge, 2015.

A. Elmore, V. Arora, R. Taft, A. Pavlo, D. Agrawal, and A. El Abbadi. Squall: Fine-Grained Live Reconfiguration for Partitioned Main Memory Databases. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD '15, pages 299-313, 2015.

R. Taft, E. Mansour, M. Serafini, J. Duggan, A. Elmore, A. Aboulnaga, A. Pavlo, and M. Stonebraker. E-Store: Fine-Grained Elastic Partitioning for Distributed Transaction Processing Systems. In Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, Vol. 8, No. 3, VLDB ’15, pages 245-256, 2014.

R. Taft, M. Vartak, N. Satish, N. Sundaram, S. Madden, and M. Stonebraker. GenBase: A Complex Analytics Genomics Benchmark. In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM SIGMOD international conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD ’14, pages 177-188, 2014.

M. Stonebraker, A. Pavlo, R. Taft, and M.L. Brodie. Enterprise Database Applications and the Cloud: A Difficult Road Ahead. In Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering, IC2E ’14, pages 1-6, 2014.

Curriculum Vitae

CV 2017-04-04