George Mason University

Department of Computer Science

INFS 760: Advanced Database Management

Prof. Ami Motro

This is an advanced courses in the area of databases, with a focus on issues of database systems implementation. Topics to be covered include: file system organization and file access methods, query processing and optimization, transaction processing (concurrency control and recovery), parallel and distributed databases, and recent trends and future directions.

Note: INFS-760 is a continuation of the introcuctory database course: INFS-614 : Database Management, whose focus is data models and languages.

INFS-614: Database Management
Note: prerequisites are strictly enforced!

Two exams and four homework assignments (approximate weights in parenthesis):
Homework assignments (30%)
Midterm exam (30%)
Final exam (40%)

Database System Concepts (5th Edition)
by Silberschatz, Korth and Sudarshan
McGraw-Hill, 2006

Tuesday 4:30-7:10, T-110

For additional information, please visit the course web page