Maria F. Fernández

Fernandez, Maria F.
180 Park Ave - Building 103
Florham Park, NJ
Subject matter expert in Information management, XML, XML query languages

I am Assistant Vice President of Information and Software Systems Research at AT&T Labs, where I support scientists and technologists whose research advances the design and development of information systems --- with particular focus on the management and visualization of massive data --- and of networked infrastructure --- from cloud to mobile to pervasive computing systems.

My own research sits at the juncture of database systems and programming languages and focuses on domain-specific languages for data management in centralized and distributed environments.  I have co-edited several World-Wide Web Consortium recommendations on XML technologies that have become industry standards.

Currently, I am on the board of directors of the Computing Research Association.  I am also a board member of MentorNet, an e-mentoring program for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  I am also past Secretary/Treasurer of ACM SIGMOD and a past associate editor of ACM Transactions on Database Systems.

Technical Documents

Geocast for Wireless Sensor Networks
Rajesh Panta, Robert Hall, Josh Auzins, Maria Fernandez
IEEE Conference on Network Protocols,  2011.  [PDF]  [BIB]

IEEE Copyright

Cloud Resource Orchestration: A Data-Centric Approach
Changbin Liu, Yun Mao, Jacobus Van , Maria Fernandez
In Proceedings of The 5th biennial Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR),  The biennial Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR) 2011,  2011.  [PDF]  [BIB]

the CIDR conference Copyright

Scalable Ad Hoc Wireless Geocast, An ad hoc protocol for addressing messages to geographic areas and its public safety and gaming applications


System And Method For Distributed Content Transformation, March 27, 2012
Phrase matching in documents having nested-structure arbitrary (document-specific) markup, April 8, 2008
Method for converting relational data into XML, August 31, 2004
Method For Converting Relational Data Into A Structured Document, August 5, 2003
Strudel: A Web Site Management System, September 21, 1999

Documents (presentations, white papers)

  HACEMOSBriefing.pdf  (21655k)

  HISPA-LadyGaga-2012-04.pptx  (9728k)

  cisco.rar  (5008k)


Paper and proposal reviews: is the process flawed?
Henry F. Korth, Philip A. Bernstein, Maria F. Fernández, Le Gruenwald, Phokion G. Kolaitis, Kathryn S. McKinley, M. Tamer Özsu
SIGMOD Record,  v37,  #3,  pp 36-39,  2008.  [LINK]  [BIB]

XQuery 1.0: An XML Query Language
Scott Boag, Don Chamberlain, Maria F. Fernández, Daniela Florescu, Jonathan Robie, Jérôme Siméon
2007.  [LINK]  [BIB]

XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Formal Semantics
Denise Draper, Peter Fankhauser, Mary F. Fernández, Ashok Malhotra, Kristoffer Rose, Michael Rys, Jérôme Siméon, Philip Wadler
2007.  [LINK]  [BIB]

XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Data Model (XDM)
M. Fernández, A. Malhotra, J. Marsh, M. Nagy, N. Walsh
2007.  [LINK]  [BIB]

DXQ: a distributed XQuery scripting language
Maria F. Fernández, Trevor Jim, Kristi Morton, Nicola Onose, Jérôme Siméon
XIME-P,  2007.  [LINK]  [BIB]

Tips on giving a good demo
Maria F. Fernández
SIGMOD Record,  v34,  #4,  pp 13-14,  2005.  [LINK]  [BIB]

Optimizing Sorting and Duplicate Elimination in XQuery Path Expressions
Maria F. Fernández, Jan Hidders, Philippe Michiels, Jérôme Siméon, Roel Vercammen
Database and Expert Systems Applications, 16th International Conference,  pp 554-563,  2005.  [LINK]  [BIB]

Implementing XQuery 1.0: The Story of Galax
Maria F. Fernández
Datenbanksysteme in Business, Technologie und Web, 11,  pp 30-47,  2005.  [BIB]

XQuery from the Experts: A Guide to the W3C XML Query Language
Howard Katz,  Addison-Wesley,  2004.  [BIB]

The Simplest XML Storage Manager Ever
Avinash Vyas, Maria F. Fernández, Jérôme Siméon
Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on XQuery Implementation, Experience and Perspectives (XIME-P),  pp 37-42,  2004.  [BIB]

Techniques for Storing XML
Maria F. Fernández, Sihem Amer-Yahia
Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Data Engineering,  2002.  [PDF]  [BIB]

Reminiscences on Influential Papers
Kenneth A. Ross, Maria F. Fernandez, Kyuseok Shim
SIGMOD Record,  v31,  #2,  pp 63-64,  2002.  [PDF]  [BIB]

A Semi-monad for Semi-structured Data
Maria F. Fernández, Jérôme Siméon, Philip Wadler
International Conference on Database Theory,  pp 263-300,  2001.  [LINK]  [BIB]

UnQL: A Query Language and Algebra for Semistructured Data Based on Structural Recursion
Peter Buneman, Maria F. Fernandez, Dan Suciu
VLDB Journal,  v9,  #1,  pp 76-110,  2000.  [LINK]  [BIB]

Declarative Specification of Web Sites with Strudel
Maria F. Fernández, Daniela Florescu, Alon Y. Levy, Dan Suciu
VLDB J.,  v9,  #1,  pp 38-55,  2000.  [LINK]  [BIB]

Storing Semistructured Data with STORED
Alin Deutsch, Maria F. Fernández, Dan Suciu
ACM SIGMOD Conference,  pp 431-442,  1999.  [LINK]  [BIB]

Optimizing Regular Path Expressions Using Graph Schemas
Maria F. Fernandez, Dan Suciu
Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Data Engineering,  pp 14-23,  1998.  [LINK]  [BIB]

Automatic Checking of Instruction Specifications
Maria F. Fernandez, Norman Ramsey
International Conference on Software Engineering,  pp 326-336,  1997.  [LINK]  [BIB]

Adding Structure to Unstructured Data
Peter Buneman, Susan B. Davidson, Maria F. Fernandez, Dan Suciu
ICDT,  pp 336-350,  1997.  [LINK]  [BIB]