|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 currently 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 got 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.