Mike Cafarella

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Mike Cafarella
Mike Cafarella - Ann Arbor Bowling Champion.jpg
Born Poughkeepsie, New York
Alma mater University of Washington, University of Edinburgh, Brown University
Known for Hadoop, Nutch
Scientific career
Fields Computer Science
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.[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 system 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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