Elijah Grubb

I am an undergraduate student studying Computer Science at the University of Utah. I am a member of the InitialD Lab in the Data Group in the School of Computing working with Professor Feifei Li. My research interests lie in database management systems, distributed systems and the security of operating systems. I am also interested in big data problems and applications, specifically in looking at how we can solve them from a systems level.

Research projects I've been involved with...

STORM: Spatio-Temporal Online Reasoning and Management of Large Data Within the STORM project, worked on data import, which includes bringing in large amounts of data from twitter, building a generic import function into the application to let others upload their own spatio-temporal data and researching data deduplication methods.
Spatio-Temporal Analysis: US Election 2016 Within the election project, worked on taking data store of tweets and running it through systems to find political tweets and assign them to their appropriate county based on location, then pushing them to database.

Side projects I've been working on...

Ozone Heat Map Simple webapp I built using the Google Maps API and some simple javascript to display Ozone data for the state of Utah over several years, allowing you to compare year-to-year the trends. I built this for a hackathon at the University of Utah hosted by the U of U ACM and Goldman Sachs. My team took 3rd overall. Here's where I got the data from.
See it in action. (Not really mobile friendly. You may have to adjust your zoom.)

Class projects I've helped build...

Guide Mobile app built as my senior capstone project. This is supposed to be the pinnacle of my undergrad career. More details and a beta coming soon. Built with an awesome team of rockstars.
NBA Clustering Project for my Data Mining course. My team took NBA statistics for the 2010-2016 NBA seasons and performed multiple clustering and analysis on them. Final report coming soon.
SpriteEditor Class project built with a large team to create a simple sprite editor. The app was built in C++ and uses the Qt framework.
Here's a screenshot of it.
Asteroids Class project built with a partner. My first "big" project as a programmer. Added a lot of fun extra features which can be found in the readme on the site. Should be easy to build if you have a Java environment.

Outside of Computer Science...

Sports are fun.

I love soccer. I have season tickets to RSL and spend most weekends watching English, German, Spanish, Italian or maybe even French footy.
The Utah Jazz are my only team worth talking about right now.
I'm in denial about what the Chargers and Braves are currently doing.
I played tennis in high school. Still love to watch the Grand Slam tournaments.
Go Sharks!
Utah rules BYU drools.

I've read some good books lately.