Edward Sciore
Associate Professor and Chair

Computer Science Department
567 Maloney Hall
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
sciore at bc dot edu (email)
(617) 552-3928 (Voice)
(617) 552-2097 (Fax)

Teaching Schedule (Spring 2013)

This semester I am teaching two courses:
CS357 meets MWF from 10-11 in Fulton 453.
CS021 meets MWF from 1-2 and 2-3 in Fulton 250 (beginning March 11).

Office Hours:  MF from 11-12, Tu from 2:30-5, 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 CS357 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

"View and Content-Based Security" (with A. Rosenthal).  Invited article, in Encyclopedia of Computer 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 Managment 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]

“Brief Announcement: Extending SQL Access Control to Derived and Distributed Data” (with A. Rosenthal).  ACM PODC Special Track on Distributed Security, July 2003.  [pdf]

"How Can Data Sources Specify Their Security Needs to a Data Warehouse?" (with A. Rosenthal). IEEE Workshop on Security in Distributed Data Warehousing, October 2001. [pdf]

"Administering Permissions for Distributed Data: Factoring and Automated Inference" (with A. Rosenthal).  IFIP 11.3 Working Conference in Database Security, 2001. [pdf]

"View Security as the Basis for Data Warehouse Security" (with A. Rosenthal).  International Workshop on Design and Management of Data Warehouses, 2000. [pdf]

“Extending SQL’s Grant and Revoke Operations, to Limit and Reactivate Privileges” (with A. Rosenthal).  IFIP 11.3 Working Conference in Database Security, 2000. [pdf]


Backlinks