Jianguo Wang

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

Email: csjgwang@purdue.edu
Office: LWSN 1123H
Phone: (765) 496-0726


Jianguo Wang is currently a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University.

Prior to joining Purdue, he worked at Zilliz on Milvus, a purpose-built vector database system, which has been used in many data science applications including ChatGPT. Before that, he worked at Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Amazon Aurora, a cloud-native database system. He also interned at Microsoft Research, Oracle, and Samsung on various aspects of database systems.

He obtained his PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego, his MPhil degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and his Bachelor's degree from Zhengzhou University, China.

Research Interests

In general, I'm interested in new database systems for non-traditional architecture and non-traditional data. Currently, I'm leading a team of students working on:

  • Disaggregated Databases (for the Cloud)
    • Memory & Storage Disaggregation
    • Distributed Shared-Memory & Distributed Shared-Storage Databases
    • [Recent Papers: VLDB'23, SIGMOD'23, and ICDE'23]
  • Vector Databases (for Large Language Models)
    • Supporting Vector Data Management inside Relational Databases
    • Serverless Vector Databases for Cost-Efficiency and Elasticity
    • [Recent Papers: Vector DB Survey, SIGMOD'21 and ICDT'19]

Working Experience

Recent Publications



I'm always looking for highly motivated students in database systems (hiring info). Please feel free to contact me if you're interested.



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