|Born||Poughkeepsie, New York|
|Alma mater||University of Washington, University of Edinburgh, Brown University|
|Known for||Hadoop, Nutch|
|Institutions||University of Michigan|
|Doctoral advisor||Dan Suciu|
Mike Cafarella is a computer scientist specializing in database management systems. He is an associate professor of computer science at University of Michigan. Along with Doug Cutting, he is one of the original co-founders of the Hadoop and Nutch open-source projects. Cafarella was born in New York City but moved to Westwood, MA early in his childhood. After completing his bachelor's degree at Brown University, he earned a Ph.D. specializing in database management system at the University of Washington under Dan Suciu and Oren Etzioni. He was also involved in several notable start-ups, including Tellme Networks, and co-founder of Lattice Data, which was acquired by Apple in 2017.
- Ph.D., Computer Science, June 2009. University of Washington.
- M.Sc., Computer Science, 2005. University of Washington.
- M.Sc., Artificial Intelligence, 1997. University of Edinburgh.
- B.S., Computer Science, 1996. Brown University.
- "Biographical Sketch: Michael J. Cafarella" (published 2009-09-14). 2009. Retrieved 2013-02-01.
- Cafarella, Mike; Cutting, Doug (April 2004). "Building Nutch: Open Source Search". ACM Queue. 2 (2): 54–61. doi:10.1145/988392.988408. ISSN 1542-7730.
- Blankenhorn, Dana (2009). "Cutting out for Cloudera just in time" (published 2009-08-11). Retrieved 2013-02-01.
- "Michael J. Cafarella Faculty Information". 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-01.
- "Michael Cafarella - Tellme Networks". 2002. Retrieved 2013-02-09.
- "Apple acquires AI company Lattice Data, a specialist in unstructured 'dark data', for $200M – TechCrunch". techcrunch.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16.