University of California, Riverside


CS 236: Database Management Systems

Covers principles of file systems; architecture of database management systems; data models; and relational databases. Also examines logical and physical design of databases; hardware and software implementation of database systems; and distributed databases (e.g., query processing, concurrences, recovery). May be taken Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC) with consent of instructor and graduate advisor.


Prof. Ravishankar is a Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean in the Bourns College of Engineering. His research investigates various practical and theoretical issues in the areas of Databases, Networking, and Security. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and a doctorate in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery.

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