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Eirik Bakke

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Research Category: 
Systems and Tools
Primary CSAIL Advisor: 
David R. Karger and Robert C. Miller
Short Bio: 

I am a believer in computers, electronics, and music from Bergen, Norway. I am currently a graduate student of David Karger and Rob Miller at MIT CSAIL, where I do research on generalized user interfaces for database applications.

Description of Research: 

"Many use cases for business-oriented databases involve the creation of tailor-made summaries known as "reports". Report development is tedious because multiple SQL queries may be required to generate a single report, because queries may include complex combinations of formulas and aggregate functions (e.g. averages of totals), and because the visual output layout of non-tabular results must be manually defined through the use of templating languages or a graphical form editor. This project aims to reduce the user input required for report development by combining a visual query system generating hierarchical data with a system for automatic creation of report page layouts.