Mike Cafarella is a Principal Research Scientist in the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. His research interests include database systems, information extraction, knowledge graphs, data systems for causal reasoning, and applying data-intensive methods to economics. He has published extensively in venues such as SIGMOD, VLDB, and elsewhere.
Mike received his PhD from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 2009 with advisors Oren Etzioni and Dan Suciu. Before coming to MIT he was a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan from 2009 to 2020.
The Systems CoR is focused on building and investigating large-scale software systems that power modern computers, phones, data centers, and networks, including operating systems, the Internet, wireless networks, databases, and other software infrastructure.