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Patroon Fellow
Tetherless World Constellation
Department of Computer Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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I have graduated and am not regularly maintaining this website. I am now a Research Computer Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Research Interests High-Performance Computing for the Semantic Web, SPARQL, Distributed and Parallel Reasoning

Thesis
Jesse Weaver. Toward Webscale, Rule-based Inference on the Semantic Web via Data Parallelism. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2013. Co-recipient of the Karen and Lester Gerhardt Prize "to a full-time engineering or science doctoral candidate, who by the originality and insight of his or her work emphasizes the tradition of excellence that is Rensselaer." (paper, code)

Publications
(reverse chronological)
Alessandro Morari, Vito Giovanni Castellana, Antonino Tumeo, Jesse Weaver, David Haglin, John Feo, Sutanay Choudhury, and Oreste Villa. Scaling Semantic Graph Databases in Size and Performance. IEEE Micro Special Issue on Big Data, 2014. (in press)

Alan Chappell, Sutanay Choudhury, John Feo, David Haglin, Alessandro Morari, Sumit Purohit, Karen Schuchardt, Antonino Tumeo, Jesse Weaver, and Oreste Villa. Toward a data scalable solution for facilitating discovery of scientific data resources. The 2013 International Workshop on Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Systems, 2013. (link)

Cliff Joslyn and Jesse Weaver. Focused Belief Measures for Uncertainty Quantification in High Performance Semantic Analysis. The 8th International Conference on Semantic Technologies for Intelligence, Defense, and Security, 2013. (paper)

Alessandro Morari, Vito Giovanni Castellana, David Haglin, John Feo, Jesse Weaver, Antonino Tumeo, and Oreste Villa. Accelerating semantic graph databases on commodity clusters. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, 2013. (link)

Jesse Weaver and Paul Tarjan. Facebook Linked Data via the Graph API. Semantic Web Journal, 2012. (paper, link)

Jesse Weaver. A Scalability Metric for Parallel Computations on Large, Growing Datasets (like the Web). In Proceedings of the Joint Workshop on Scalable and High-Performance Semantic Web Systems, 2012. (paper, proceedings)

Gregory Todd Williams and Jesse Weaver. Enabling fine-grained HTTP caching of SPARQL query results. In Proceedings of the 10th International Semantic Web Conference, 2011. (paper, proceedings)

Jesse Weaver and Gregory Todd Williams. Reducing I/O Load in Parallel RDF Systems via Data Compression. In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on High-Performance Computing for the Semantic Web, 2011. (paper, extended, proceedings)

Spyros Kotoulas, Frank van Harmelen, and Jesse Weaver. KR and Reasoning on the Semantic Web: Web-scale Reasoning, chapter 11 of Handbook of Semantic Web Technologies. 2011.

Gregory Todd Williams, Jesse Weaver, Medha Atre, and James A. Hendler. Scalable Reduction of Large Datasets to Interesting Subsets. Journal of Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web, 8, 2010. (journal, paper)

Jesse Weaver. Redefining the RDFS Closure to be Decidable. RDF Next Steps Workshop, 2010. (proceedings, paper)

Gregory Todd Williams, Jesse Weaver, Medha Atre, and James A. Hendler. Scalable Reduction of Large Datasets to Interesting Subsets. Billion Triples Challenge, 2009. Champion submission. (submissions, paper, poster)

Jesse Weaver and Gregory Todd Williams. Scalable RDF query processing on clusters and supercomputers. In Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Scalable Semantic Web Knowledge Base Systems, pages 73-85, 2009. (proceedings, paper)

Jesse Weaver and James A. Hendler. Parallel Materialization of the Finite RDFS Closure for Hundreds of Millions of Triples. In Proceedings of the 8th International Semantic Web Conference, pages 682-697, 2009. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com. (proceedings, paper, note)


Education Pursuing Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2008-March 2013
School of Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Primary Advisor: Professor James A. Hendler
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson and Dr. Morris A. Washington Patroon Fellow
Co-recipient of the 2013 Karen and Lester Gerhardt Prize

B.S. in Computer Engineering, August 2003-May 2006
College of Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Summa Cum Laude
First-Ranked Senior Scholar
Outstanding Computer Engineering Senior

Studied Computer Engineering, August 2002-May 2003
Joseph Pryor College of Science, Harding University, Searcy, AR


Work Experience Research Computer Scientist, April 2013-Present
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

Software Engineer Intern, July 2011-September 2011
Facebook, Palo Alto, CA

Software Engineer, June 2006-June 2008
Raytheon IIS, Garland, TX

Intern, November 2004-April 2005
Acxiom Corp., Fayetteville, AR


Organizing Committees Joint Workshop on Scalable and High-Performance Semantic Web Systems (SSWS+HPCSW 2012)
1st Workshop on High-Performance Computing for the Semantic Web (HPCSW2011)


Program Committees/
Reviewed For
2012Joint Workshop on Scalable and High-Performance Semantic Web Systems (SSWS+HPCSW 2012)
Semantic Web Journal - Interoperability, Usability, Applicability (SWJ)
Journal of Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web (JWS)
2011ACM Transactions on the Web (TWeb)
1st Workshop on High-Performance Computing for the Semantic Web (HPCSW2011)
8th Extended Semantic Web Conference, Semantic Data Management Research Track (ESWC2011)


Certifications Sun Certified Java Programmer (1.5)


Courses (at RPI) Fall 2009
CSCI-6390 Database Mining
CSCI-6969 Programming Languages

Spring 2009
CSCI-4020 Computer Algorithms
CSCI-6360 Parallel Programming
CSCI-6965 Advanced Semantic Technologies

Fall 2008
CSCI-6050 Computability and Complexity
CSCI-6140 Computer Operating Systems
CSCI-6962 Semantic eScience
CSCI-6966 Advanced Semantic Web


Memberships Tau Beta Pi, Arkansas Alpha Chapter, since 2004
Eta Kappa Nu, Gamma Phi Chapter, since 2004
Golden Key International Honour Society, since 2004
Phi Eta Sigma, Harding University Chapter, since 2003


Personal Interests Playing piano (music by Steven Cravis, David Lanz, Scott Joplin)


Links SSWS+HPCSW 2012 Workshop website
HPCSW 2011 Workshop website
Billion Triples Challenge 2009
Small Google Visualization Demo with DBpedia Data
Papers (rdf)
Other Stuff (like pictures)


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