I'm a fifth-year PhD student in the EECS Department at the University of California, Berkeley. I work with the AMPLab research group. My co-advisors are Randy Katz and Marti Hearst. Please email me if you would like a copy of my curriculum vitae.



RESEARCH


Analyzing Log Analysis: An Empirical Study of User Log Mining.
S. Alspaugh, B. Chen, J. Lin, A. Ganapathi, M. Hearst, and R. Katz.
Large Installation System Administration Conference (LISA). November 2014. To appear.


Better Logging to Improve Interactive Data Analysis Tools.
S. Alspaugh, A. Ganapathi, M. Hearst, and R. Katz.
Workshop on Interactive Data Exploration and Analytics (IDEA). Co-located with KDD. August 2014. To appear.


Building Blocks for Exploratory Data Analysis Tools.
S. Alspaugh, A. Ganapathi, M. Hearst, and R. Katz.
Workshop on Interactive Data Exploration and Analytics (IDEA). Co-located with KDD. August 2013. (pdf)


Towards a Data Analysis Recommendation System.
S. Alspaugh and A. Ganapathi.
Workshop on Managing Systems Automatically and Dynamically (MAD). Co-located with OSDI. October 2012. (pdf)


SYSTEMS FOR MIXED BATCH AND INTERACTIVE WORKLOADS

Cake: Enabling High-level SLOs on Shared Storage Systems.
A. Wang, S. Venkataraman, S. Alspaugh, R. Katz, and I. Stoica.
Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC). October 2012. (pdf)


Interactive Query Processing in Big Data Systems: A Cross-Industry Study of MapReduce Workloads.
Y. Chen, S. Alspaugh, and R. Katz.
International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB). August 2012. (pdf)


Sweet Storage SLOs with Frosting.
A. Wang, S. Venkataraman, S. Alspaugh, R. Katz, and I. Stoica.
Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud). Co-located with USENIX ATC. June 2012. (pdf)


POWER-PROPORTIONAL CLUSTERS

Reducing Cluster Energy Consumption through Workload Management.
S. Alspaugh.
Master's Thesis. May 2012. (link)


Energy Efficiency for Large-Scale MapReduce Workloads with Significant Interactive Analysis.
Y. Chen, S. Alspaugh, D. Borthakur, and R. Katz.
European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys). April 2012. (pdf)


Design and Evaluation of an Energy Agile Computing Cluster.
A. Krioukov, S. Alspaugh, P. Mohan, S. Dawson-Haggerty, D. Culler and R. Katz.
UC Berkeley EECS Tech Report. January 2012. (link)


Integrating Renewable Energy Using Data Analytics Systems: Challenges and Opportunities.
A. Krioukov, C. Goebel, S. Alspaugh, Y. Chen, D. Culler, and R. Katz.
IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee Bulletin on Data Engineering. March 2011. (pdf)


An Information-Centric Energy Infrastructure: The Berkeley View.
R. Katz, D. Culler, S. Sanders, S. Alspaugh, Y. Chen, S. Dawson-Haggerty, P. Dutta, M. He, X. Jifang, L. Keys, A. Krioukov, K. Lutz, J. Ortiz, P. Mohan, E. Reutzel, J. Taneja, J. Hsu, and S. Shankar.
Journal of Sustainable Computing. January 2011. (pdf)


NapSAC: Design and Implementation of a Power-Proportional Web Cluster.
A. Krioukov, P. Mohan, S. Alspaugh, L. Keys, D. Culler, and R. Katz.
Workshop on Green Networking. Co-located with SIGCOMM. August 2010. (pdf)


UNDERGRADUATE

Policy-Driven Data Management for Distributed Scientific Collaborations Using a Rule Engine.
S. Alspaugh, A. Chervenak and E. Deelman.
ACM Student Research Competition Best Undergraduate Student Poster. Co-located with SC. November 2008. (summary: pdf) (poster: pdf)


Policy-Driven Data Management for Distributed Scientific Collaborations Using a Rule Engine.
S. Alspaugh and A. Chervenak.
CRA-W Distributed Mentor Project Final Report. September 2008. (pdf)


Efficient Time-Aware Prioritization with Knapsack Solvers.
S. Alspaugh, K. Walcott, M. Belanich, G. Kapfhammer, and M. Soffa.
Workshop on Empirical Assessment of Software Engineering Languages and Technologies (WEASELTech). Co-located with ASE. November 2007. (pdf) (ppt)



TEACHING

University of California, Berkeley

University of Virginia