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Dr. Ramon Lawrence
Founder of UnityJDBC (Multiple Database Querying, Reports, and Integration)
Database Consulting for Database Design, SQL, NoSQL, and Big Data systems
Associate Professor, Computer Science
Director of Distributed Database Laboratory
Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
University of British Columbia Okanagan
ASC 349, 3333 University Way
Kelowna, B.C., Canada, V1V 1V7

Phone:250-807-9390
Fax:250-807-8439
E-Mail:
Web:http://people.ok.ubc.ca/rlawrenc/

Introduction - Consulting - Research - Teaching
Curriculum Vitae (CV) - Teaching Dossier - Research Summary - Teaching Statement - LinkedIn - Facebook

Introduction

Hello, my name is Dr. Ramon Lawrence. I am currently an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. My research areas are data virtualization, data integration and warehousing, and Big Data analysis. If you are a student, you may be interested in courses that I am currently teaching. My database expertise has led to the founding of a company called Unity Data Inc. that has built a JDBC driver allowing SQL queries across sources (data virtualization) including NoSQL sources such as MongoDB. I am currently working with GE on their Industrial Big Data project for collecting and analyzing massive amounts of data from industrial sensors. If your organization requires database expertise from "small to Big Data", contact me for a no cost, no obligation requirements discussion.

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Consulting

Database consulting services are provided for companies large and small. Current and past clients include Fortune 500 companies Monsanto, GE, and Reimer Express Lines Ltd. (a division of YRC Worldwide), and local Kelowna companies such as SkyTrac. Unity Data Inc. provides database services including database design, database optimization, application development, data migration and cleaning, data warehousing, data virtualization, data integration, and software development. Contact for a no obligation requirements assessment and quote.

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Research

Research expertise spans a wide area of database systems with focus on database tuning and performance, integration, and interoperability. The Distributed Database Laboratory has built two SQL relational engines: one in Java for data virtualization which is used in UnityJDBC and a second for embedded sensor nodes written in C. Applied research includes a partnership with the City of Kelowna to build a parks management system to reduce the cost of parks maintenance, and algorithms for path finding in video games that use pre-constructed databases.

Research Links:
Projects - Publications - Publications (on DBLP) - ACM Author Page - Student Supervision

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Teaching

September to December 2013

January to April 2014 - On sabbatical leave

Overview of past teaching


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