Dr. Jozsef Patvarczki Dr. Jozsef Patvarczki (patvarcz@wpi.edu)    Education and Working Experience


Major: Computer Science

Graduated: Oct, 2012

Degree status: Defended Ph.D. thesis on May 16th, 2012
Advisor: Prof. Neil T. Heffernan

National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellow   Angry face

Ph.D. committee members
Prof. Neil T. Heffernan, Prof. Elke A. Rundensteiner, Prof. Craig E. Wills, and Daniel C. Zilio, Ph.D. (External Committee Member - IBM Toronto)

Ph.D. Comprehensive examination
Subject #1: Performance of Distributed Systems [PDF]
Subject #2: Distributed Database Systems [PDF]
Subject #3: AI & Machine Learning [PDF]

Ph.D. Comprehensive presentation[PDF]

Addition to the Ph.D. proposal
Response to questions of the Ph.D. committee [PDF]

Ph.D. Proposal
Developing an Architecture to Search for When Different Parallelization Operations are effective: An attempt to apply machine learning to database parallelization [PDF]

Ph.D. Proposal Defense Presentation[PDF]

Publications
2011 Jozsef Patvarczki, Neil T. Heffernan, "Automatic Physical Database Tuning Middleware for Web-based Applications", Advances in Databases and Information Systems, 15th International Conference, ADBIS 2011, In Maria Bielikova, Johann Eder, A Min Tjoa (Eds) Advances in Databases and Information Systems Springer-V, pp. 361-374.[PDF] [Program]
2010 Jozsef Patvarczki, Elke A. Rundensteiner, and Neil T. Heffernan, "Using Machine Learning Technique to Parallelize Databases: Where each query answered by a single node", New England DB Summit, MIT, Cambridge, 2010 [PPT]
2009 Jozsef Patvarczki, Murali Mani, and Neil Heffernan, "Performance Driven Database Design for Scalable Web Applications", Advances in Databases and Information Systems, In J. Grundspenkis, T. Morzy & G. Vossen (Eds) Advances in Databases and Information Systems Springer-Verlag: Berlin. pp 43-58 [PDF]
2009 Razzaq, L., Parvarczki, J., Almeida, S.F., Vartak, M., Feng, M., Heffernan, N.T. and Koedinger, K., "The ASSISTment builder: Supporting the Life-cycle of ITS Content Creation", IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies Special Issue on Real-World Applications of Intelligent Tutoring Systems. 2(2) 157-166. [PDF]
2009 Patvarczki, J., Politz, J., Heffernan, N.T., "Scalability and Robustness in the Domain of Web Based Tutoring", In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, Workshop Proceedings Volume 4, Scalability Issues in AIED. Brighton, UK. 2009, pp. 20-29 [PDF]

2008 Jozsef Patvarczki, Shane Almeida, Joseph E. Beck, Neil T. Heffernan, "Lessons Learned from Scaling Up a Web-Based Intelligent Tutoring System", ITS'08, Montreal, 2008, ISBN 9783540691303, Springer-Verlag, pp. 766-770 [PDF]

2006 Jozsef Patvarczki, "ISGC: Intelligent Sensor Grid Computing the nearest future", 29th International Convention Mipro, Opatija, Adriatic Coast, Croatia 2006

2005 R. Lovas, J. Patvarczki, P. Kacsuk, I. Lagzi, T. Turanyi, L. Kullma, "Air Pollution forecast on the HUNGRID infrastructure", John von Neumann Institute for Computing, Central Institute for Applied Mathematics, Parallel Computing 2005, Malaga, pp. 121-128, ISBN 3000173528 [PDF]
2005 Jozsef Patvarczki, Zoltan Farkas, Attila Marosi, Csaba Nemeth, Tamas Boczko, Peter Kacsuk, "Using the P-GRADE Grid Portal in the SEE-GRID project", 28th International Convention Mipro, Opatija, Adriatic Coast, Croatia 2005, pp. 195-199, ISBN 9532330135
2005 Tamas Boczko, Jozsef Patvarczki, Peter Kacsuk, "Connecting the P-GRADE Portal with the MDS-2 Grid information system", microCad International Scientific Conference, Miskolc, Hungary 2005, pp. 25-31, ISBN 9636616566
2005 Patvarczki Jozsef, Debreczeni Gergely, Lovas Robert, Lagzi Istvan, Kacsuk Peter, Turanyi Tamas, "A HunGrid bemutatasa es alkalmazasa levegoszennyezes elorejelzesere", Networkshop, Szeged, Hungary 2005
2005 Patvarczki Jozsef, Sipos Gergely, Hermann Gábor, Drotos Daniel, Farkas Zoltan, Kacsuk Peter, "A ClusterGrid és a P-GRADE Portal összekötese", Networkshop, Szeged, Hungary 2005

2004 Jozsef Patvarczki, Gabor Dozsa, Peter Kacsuk, "The Hungarian Supercomputing Grid in the actual practice", 27th International Convention Mipro, Opatija, Adriatic Coast, Croatia 2004, pp. 203-207
2004 Jozsef Patvarczki, "Practical Study of the Hungarian Supercomputing Grid", microCad International Scientific Conference, Miskolc, Hungary 2004, pp. 359-364

Posters
2009 Jozsef Patvarczki, Murali Mani, and Neil T. Heffernan, "Performance Driven Database Design for Scalable Web Applications", MIT, New England Database Day, 2009, MIT, Boston [PPT]

Presentations and Hands-on Demonstrations
2008 June, The ASSISTment Project, Montreal, ITS.08, Canada, Demonstration
2007 March, P-GRADE Portal, Super Computing Center, San Diego, CA, Invited speaker
2005 July, EGEE (Enabling Grids for E-science in Europe) Information System, Teacher at the Grid Summer School, Budapest, Hungary [PPT]
2005 July, Virtual Organization (VO) and certificate request process in practice, Teacher at the Grid Summer School, Budapest, Hungary [PPT]
2005 July, Practice of EGEE job execution (hands-on), Budapest, Hungary [DOC]
2005 March, Scientific Computing Laboratory, Institute of Physics Belgrade, Hands-on [LINK]
2004 June, Introduction of the Hungarian Supercomputing Grid experiments, National Information Infrastructure Development Institute, Budapest, Hungary, Presentation [PDF]
2004 May, Grid Systems, University of Applied Sciences, Furtwangen, Germany, Invited speaker

Contributions and Acknowledgements
2007-present Preparing WPI students for CS/MQP at Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary - 2010 meeting schedule: every Thursday from 3pm to 4pm Beckett conference room
2007 Building Intelligent Tutoring Systems by Felix Geller, Candice Richardson, and Petre Rontea, WPI, MQP, US, 2007 [PDF]
2007 Thesis: "Grid Portal Testing", WPI, Degree of Bachelor of Science by Ramon Harrington, Danielle Martin, Carsten Winsnes, US, 2007 [PDF]

Technical Reports
2008 Lessons Learned from Scaling Up a Web-Based Intelligent Tutoring System (March 2008) Jozsef Patvarczki, Shane F. Almeida, Joseph E. Beck & Neil T. Heffernan [PDF]
2008 The ASSISTment Builder: Supporting the Life Cycle of ITS Content Creation (August 2008) Leena Razzaq, Jozsef Patvarczki, Shane F. Almeida, Manasi Vartak, Mingyu Feng, Neil T. Heffernan & Kenneth R. Koedinger [PDF]
2006 Scaling up the Server-based ASSISTment ITS: Speed and Reliability (Jun 2006) Kai Rasmussen, Jozsef Patvarczki & Neil T. Heffernan

Awards
2012 Outstanding Graduate Poster Award - Computer Science, WPI
2010 PIMSE Fellow - National Science Foundation GK-12 program [TeacherWiki]
2009 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need - GAANN fellowship
2008 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need - GAANN fellowship
2007 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need - GAANN fellowship
2006 Associate Membership from the SigmaXi Scientific Research Society
2006 Research Assistantship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
2005 Teaching Assistantship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
2004 Outstanding Young Researcher of the Year award from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2001 ERASMUS scholarship