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 (Spring 2013)This semester I am teaching two courses:
meets MWF from 10-11 in Fulton 453.
meets MWF from 1-2 and 2-3 in Fulton 250 (beginning March 11).
Office Hours: MF from 11-12, Tu from 2:30-5, or by appointment.
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 CS357 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"View and Content-Based Security" (with A. Rosenthal). Invited article, in Encyclopedia of Computer 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 Managment in a
Connected World, September 2004.
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3178, Springer Verlag, pp.
"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]
“Brief Announcement: Extending SQL Access Control to
Derived and Distributed Data” (with A. Rosenthal). ACM PODC Special Track on Distributed
Security, July 2003.
"How Can Data Sources Specify Their Security Needs to a Data
Warehouse?" (with A. Rosenthal). IEEE Workshop on Security in
Distributed Data Warehousing, October 2001. [pdf]
"Administering Permissions for Distributed Data: Factoring and
Automated Inference" (with A. Rosenthal). IFIP 11.3 Working
Conference in Database Security, 2001. [pdf]
"View Security as the Basis for Data Warehouse Security" (with A.
Rosenthal). International Workshop on Design and Management of
Data Warehouses, 2000. [pdf]
“Extending SQL’s Grant and Revoke Operations, to Limit and
Reactivate Privileges” (with A. Rosenthal). IFIP 11.3 Working
Conference in Database Security, 2000. [pdf]