Adam Marcus: A Photo
Adam Marcus

Until recently, I was Director of Data at Locu, a startup that was acquired by GoDaddy. Before that I was in grad school at MIT's CSAIL. One time in Jerusalem I ate a whole tub of hummus on my own. I don't regret that day.

Projects


Writing


A Few Sketches of Sketches

Adam Marcus
A presentation on sketching data structures I gave at !!con 2016! - read

Fun with Voter Data

Adam Marcus
Your name/address/phone number/party affiliation/participation is available in public voter data. Here is an example of how it can be used. - read

Crowdsourced Data Management: Industry and Academic Perspectives

Adam Marcus and Aditya Parameswaran
Aditya and I wrote a two-part book on crowdsourcing with an eye for data. In the first half, we summarize the state of the art in crowd research. In the second half, we interview 13 industry users of crowdsourcing along with 4 crowd marketplace providers and summarize our findings. - read

Argonaut: Macrotask Crowdsourcing for Complex Data Processing

Daniel Haas, Jason Ansel, Lydia Gu, Adam Marcus
VLDB 2015 - read

The N=1 Guide to Startups after Grad School

Adam Marcus
Having moved on from my first post-grad school job at Locu, I did a bit of reflecting. - read

The Effects of Sequence and Delay on Crowd Work

Walter S. Lasecki, Jeffrey M. Rzeszotarski, Adam Marcus, Jeffrey P. Bigham
CHI 2015 - read

The N=1 Guide to Grad School

Adam Marcus
In 2013, nostalgic for grad school, I shared some thoughts on the experience. - read

Counting with the Crowd

Adam Marcus, David Karger, Samuel Madden, Robert Miller, Sewoong Oh
VLDB 2013 - read - code from experiments

Data In Context: Aiding News Consumers while Taming Dataspaces

Adam Marcus, Eugene Wu, Sam Madden
DBCrowd 2013 - read

Optimization Techniques for Human Computation-enabled Data Processing Systems

Adam Marcus (advised by Samuel Madden, David Karger, and Rob Miller)
2012 Ph.D. Thesis - read

Human-powered Sorts and Joins

Adam Marcus, Eugene Wu, David Karger, Samuel Madden, Robert Miller
VLDB 2012 - read - code from experiments

MAQSA: A system for social analytics on news

Sihem Amer-Yahia, Samreen Anjum, Amira Ghenai, Aysha Siddique, Sofiane Abbar, Sam Madden, Adam Marcus, Mohammed El-Haddad
SIGMOD 2012 demo - read

Sorting it All Out with Humans in the Loop

Adam Marcus, Eugene Wu, David Karger, Samuel Madden, Robert Miller
TinyToCS 2012 - read

Crowdsourced Databases: Query Processing with People

Adam Marcus, Eugene Wu, David R. Karger, Samuel Madden, Robert C. Miller
CIDR 2011 - read - slides

Demonstration of Qurk: A Query Processor for Human Operators

Adam Marcus, Eugene Wu, David R. Karger, Samuel Madden, Robert C. Miller
SIGMOD 2011 demo - read

Processing and Visualizing the Data in Tweets

Adam Marcus, Michael S. Bernstein, Osama Badar, David R. Karger, Samuel Madden, Robert C. Miller
SIGMOD Record 2011 - read - project website

TwitInfo: Aggregating and Visualizing Microblogs for Event Exploration

Adam Marcus, Michael S. Bernstein, Osama Badar, David R. Karger, Samuel Madden, Robert C. Miller
CHI 2011 - read - chi madness video - project website

Tweets as Data: Demonstration of TweeQL and TwitInfo

Adam Marcus, Michael S. Bernstein, Osama Badar, David R. Karger, Samuel Madden, Robert C. Miller
SIGMOD 2011 demo - read

The NoSQL Ecosystem

Adam Marcus
A 2011 book chapter from The Architecture of Open Source Applications - read - slides

Sync Kit: A Persistent Client-Side Database Caching Toolkit for Data Intensive Websites

Edward Benson, Adam Marcus, David Karger, Samuel Madden
WWW 2010 - read

Enhancing Directed Content Sharing on the Web

Michael S. Bernstein, Adam Marcus, David R. Karger, and Robert C. Miller
CHI 2010 - read - chi madness video

Talking about Data: Sharing Richly Structured Information through Blogs and Wikis

Edward Benson, Adam Marcus, Fabian Howahl, David Karger
ISWC 2010 - read - project website

SW-Store: a vertically partitioned DBMS for Semantic Web data management

Daniel J. Abadi, Adam Marcus, Samuel R. Madden, Kate Hollenbach
VLDBJ 2009 - read

Using NFC-enabled Mobile Phones for Public Health in Developing Countries

Adam Marcus, Guido Davidzon, Denise Law, Namrata Verma, Rich Fletcher, Aamir Khan, Luis Sarmenta
NFC 2009 - read - press

BlendDB: Blending Table Layouts to Support Efficient Browsing of Relational Databases

Adam Marcus (Advised by Samuel R. Madden and David R. Karger)
Master's Thesis 2008 - read

Scalable Semantic Web Data Management Using Vertical Partitioning

Daniel J. Abadi, Adam Marcus, Samuel R. Madden, Kate Hollenbach
VLDB 2007 (best paper) - read

A day in the life of a metamorphic petrologist

Sibel Adali, Bouchra Bouqata, Adam Marcus, Frank Spear, Boleslaw Szymanski
SWDB 2006 - read - slides

Effective Web-Scale Crawling Through Website Analysis

Ivan Gonzalez, Adam Marcus, Daniel N. Meredith, Linda A. Nguyen
WWW 2006 - read

Teaching