Jeff Vitter Speaks Out on Being a Southerner, Duties of a Dean, and More

This Vitter-Weaver website is built upon a relational database. When you go to the page of someone in our family tree, the page is dynamically created for you on the spot by querying the database to get the most uptodate info about that person. In this 2008 interview of your co-host Jeff Vitter, Jeff talks about his work in the field of databases, being a dean, and growing up in the Deep South.

The interview was conducted in March 2008 by ACM SIGMOD, the world's leading database professional organization, when Jeff was the Frederick L. Hovde Dean of the College of Science at Purdue University. The interviewer is Dr. Marianne Winslett, a well-known database researcher from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The interview is part of ACM SIGMOD Record’s series of interviews with distinguished members of the database community.

The interview is available below both as a video as a transcript. The transcript was also published in ACM SIGMOD Record, 42(2), June 2013, 35–45.


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