David Novak

David Novak

Member of the DISA Laboratory, FIMasaryk University

Room B418, Botanická 68a
602 00  Brno, Czech Republic

tel: +420 54949 5062

email: david.novak(at)fi.muni.cz
web links: LinkedIn, Homepage at MU, Google Scholar profile

Our book on NoSQL databases (in Czech) was published in Fall 2015: Holubová Irena, Kosek Jiří, Minařík Karel, Novák David: Big Data a NoSQL databáze. 288 pages, Grada, 2015. Grada catalogue entry, Google Books

I received my Master’s and PhD degrees in computer science from Masaryk University in 2004 and 2008, respectively. My PhD thesis was on Similarity Search on a Very Large Scale and my supervisor was prof. Pavel Zezula. During my studies, I was on internships at SUNY, Binghamton, NY, USA and at Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics, Saarbruecken, Germany. I was granted a Fulbright scholarship to spend the 2015 Fall semester at CIIR, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA.

My main activities are the following:

  • research within the scope of several projects (my full list of publications)
    • latest achievement: paper David Novak and Pavel Zezula: Rank Aggregation of Candidate Sets for Efficient Similarity Search (link) received the Best Paper Award at DEXA 2014
  • implementation of indexing and searching structures and prototype applications
  • supervision and cooperation with (under)-graduate students
  • teaching: recently, I have prepared a course about NoSQL Databases

Fields of interest: similarity search, principles of databases, NoSQL databases, graph databases, distributed data structures, management of Big Data, content-based retrieval, peer-to-peer structures

My full resume: PDF