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Edward Sciore
Associate Professor and Chair

Computer Science Department
567 Maloney Hall
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
sciore at bc dot edu (email)
(617) 552-3928 (Voice)

(617) 552-2097 (Fax)

Teaching Schedule (Fall 2014)

This semester I am teaching CSCI/ISYS 1021 (Computers in Management).
Classes meet in Fulton 250, beginning October 22 and ending December 11.
I teach four sections: at 9am, 10am, 2pm, and 3pm.

Office Hours:  MF from 11-12, Tu from 2:30-5, or by appointment.

Research Interests

My research interests lie primarily in the field of database systems, especially database design, web-based data access, parallel databases, and the meaningful communication of data between disparate sources.  I recently wrote a database system in Java called SimpleDB, which is intended for the study of database internals, as in our CSCI 3357 course.  I have also published a textbook that uses SimpleDB as a teaching tool.  For more information, click on the SimpleDB web page.

Recent Publications

Understanding APEX 4.2 Application Development.  CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2014 (print and Kindle versions).

"View and Content-Based Security" (with A. Rosenthal).  Invited article, in Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security (second edition), Springer-Verlag, 2011, pp. 249-253. [html]

Database Design and Implementation.  John Wiley, October 2008.

"SimpleDB: A Simple Java-Based Multiuser System for Teaching Database Internals".  Proc. ACM SIGCSE Conference on Computer Science Education, March 2007. [pdf]

"Abstracting and Refining Authorization in SQL" (with A. Rosenthal).  International Workshop on Secure Data Management in a Connected World, September 2004.  Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3178, Springer Verlag, pp. 148-162. [pdf]

"Enabling Collaborative Administration and Safety Fences: Factored Privileges in SQL Databases" (with A. Rosenthal).  IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin 27:1, March 2004, pp. 42-47.  [pdf]