Mike Cafarella

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Mike Cafarella
Mike Cafarella - Ann Arbor Bowling Champion.jpg
Alma materUniversity of Washington, University of Edinburgh, Brown University
Known forHadoop, Nutch
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
InstitutionsUniversity of Michigan
Doctoral advisorDan Suciu

Mike Cafarella is a computer scientist specializing in database management systems. He is an associate professor of computer science at University of Michigan.[1] Along with Doug Cutting, he is one of the original co-founders of the Hadoop and Nutch open-source projects.[2][3] 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 systems at the University of Washington under Dan Suciu and Oren Etzioni.[4] He was also involved in several notable start-ups, including Tellme Networks,[5] and co-founder of Lattice Data, which was acquired by Apple in 2017.[6]



  1. ^ "Biographical Sketch: Michael J. Cafarella" (published 2009-09-14). 2009. Retrieved 2013-02-01.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Blankenhorn, Dana (2009). "Cutting out for Cloudera just in time" (published 2009-08-11). Retrieved 2013-02-01.
  4. ^ "Michael J. Cafarella Faculty Information". 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-01.
  5. ^ "Michael Cafarella - Tellme Networks". 2002. Retrieved 2013-02-09.
  6. ^ "Apple acquires AI company Lattice Data, a specialist in unstructured 'dark data', for $200M – TechCrunch". techcrunch.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16.

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