Jack Orenstein

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McGill University, 1983
Computer Science
Dissertation: Algorithms and Data Structures for the Implementation of a Relational Database System. Main contributions included earliest z-order algorithms, which unified many existing "multidimensional" search structures; and extensions of extensible and linear hashing.
McGill University, 1979
Computer Science
Dissertation: Optimization of Queries to a Relational Database. Theoretical work leading to a novel optimization. Proved the practicality of the idea on a research DBMS. First year of M.Sc. studies was spent at New York University.
(Great Distinction)
McGill University, 1977
Mathematics and Biology