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Edward Sciore
Associate Professor

Computer Science Department
272 St. Mary's Hall South
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
sciore at bc dot edu (email)
(617) 552-3928 (Voice)

(617) 552-2097 (Fax)

Teaching Schedule (Fall 2016)

CSCI 3353 (Object Oriented Design): MWF 10-11, Fulton 415
CSCI 3357 (Database System Implementation): MWF 2-3, Fulton 415

Office Hours:  MF from 11-12, Tu from 1-3, 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 5 Application Development.  Apress Publishers, July 2015.

"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]