Prof. Dr. Jana Giceva Makreshanska

Adresse: Technische Universität München
Institut für Informatik – Lehrstuhl III (I3)
Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching
Telefon: +49 (0)89 / 289-17286
Bürozeit: Termine nach Vereinbarung

Research Interests and Bio

My research interests are in systems support for data management to enable efficient use of modern and future hardware. I work at the intersection of systems, data management, compilers and computer architecture. I believe that one needs to adopt a holistic approach in order to address the system's challenges imposed both by emerging computing platforms and by the need to efficiently process and analyze data collected at unprecedented rates.

Before joining TUM in 2020, I was a Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. I got my PhD at ETH Zurich in 2017, where I was advised by Gustavo Alonso and Timothy Roscoe. I also held roles at Microsoft Research and Oracle Labs. For more details check my CV.


Programming Fully Disaggregated Systems
Christoph Anneser, Lukas Vogel, Ferdinand Gruber, Maximilian Bandle, Jana Giceva, HotOS (2023)
Ferdinand Gruber, Maximilian Bandle, Alexis Engelke, Thomas Neumann, Jana Giceva, VLDB (2023)
Christian Winter, Jana Giceva, Thomas Neumann, Alfons Kemper, VLDB (2022)
Lukas Vogel, Alexander van Renen, Satoshi Imamura, Jana Giceva, Thomas Neumann, Alfons Kemper, VLDB (2022)
Michael Jungmair, Andre Kohn, Jana Giceva, VLDB (2022)
Per Fuchs, Domagoj Margan, Jana Giceva, VLDB (2022)
Leonard von Merzljak, Philipp Fend, Thomas Neumann, Jana Giceva, (ADMS@VLDB'22)
Tobias Schmidt, Maximilian Bandle, Jana Giceva, VLDB (2021)
Alexander Beischl, Timo Kersten, Maximilian Bandle, Jana Giceva, Thomas Neumann, EuroSys (2021)
Maximilian Bandle, Jana Giceva, Thomas Neumann, SIGMOD (2021)
Jan Böttcher, Viktor Leis, Jana Giceva, Thomas Neumann, Alfons Kemper, DaMoN (2020)
Holger Pirk, Jana Giceva, Peter Pietzuch, CIDR (2019)
Jana Giceva, Mohammad Sadoghi, Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies (2019)
Darko Makreshanski, Jana Giceva, Claude Barthels, Gustavo Alonso, SIGMOD (2017)
Kaan Kara, Jana Giceva, Gustavo Alonso, SIGMOD (2017)
Jana Giceva, Gerd Zellweger, Gustavo Alonson, Timothy Roscoe, DaMoN (2016)
Ionel Gog, Jana Giceva, Malte Schwarzkopf, Kapil Vaswani, Dimitrios Vytiniotis, Ganesan Ramalingam, Manuel Costa, Derek Gordon Murray, Steven Hand, Michael Isard, HotOS (2015)
Jana Giceva, Gustavo Alonso, Timothy Roscoe, Tim Harris, PVLDB 2014
Jana Giceva, Tudor-Ioan Salomie, Adrian Schuepbach, Gustavo Alonso, Timothy Roscoe, CIDR 2013
Tudor-Ioan Salomie, Ionut Emanuel Subasu, Jana Giceva, Gustavo Alonso, EuroSys 2011


  • ACM SIGMOD Records Research Highlights Award'23 for Sortledton
  • Best paper runner-up at VLDB'22 for our paper
    "Sortledton: a Universal, Transactional Graph Data Structure".
  • Honorable mention at SIGMOD'21 for our paper
    "To partition, or not to partition, that is the join question in a real system".
  • VMware Early Career Faculty Award 2019
  • ETH Medal for outstanding PhD dissertation in the Department of Computer Science 2018
  • Google PhD Fellowship for Operating Systems 2014
  • Best Poster Award "Databases and Operating Systems: Friends or Foes?", EuroSys 2012


  • Chair: SoCC 2023 Diversity, SIGMOD 23/24 Mentorship, SIGMOD 2021/22 Workshops, ICDE 2021 Workshops, EuroSys 2021 Workshops, SIGMOD 2019 SRC, EuroSys 2019 Travel Grants, SIGMOD 2018 SRC
  • PC member: VLDB 2024, HotOS 2023, ATC 2023, SIGMOD DaMoN 2023, SIGMOD SiMoD 2023, CIDR 2023, VLDB 2022, USENIX ATC 2021, VLDB Demo 2021, SIGMOD DaMoN 2021, SIGMOD PhD Workshop 2021, VLDB 2021, CIDR 2021, SoCC 2020, SIGMOD DaMoN 2020, SIGMOD 2020, VLDB Industry 2020, USENIX ATC 2020, USENIX HotCloud 2020, EuroSys SPMA 2020, EuroSys EdgeSys 2020, SIGMOD 2019, ICDE Industry 2019, ICDE Demo 2019, NSDI 2019, EDBT Demo 2019, EuroSys DW 2019, EuroSys SFMA 2019, ICDE Industry 2018, EuroSys DW 2018, SIGMOD Demo 2017, ISCA ASBD 2017
  • Roles in Dept. of CS/School of CIT:
    • Deputy Gender Equality Officer for CS
    • Head Speaker and Departmental Representative for Talent Management and Diversity in the Department of CS
    • Scholarship Committee for the Office of TMD
    • Faculty care-taker of Women in CS @ TUM.


  • Summer 23: Data Processing on Modern Hardware
  • Summer 23: Seminar - Modern Database Systems
  • Winter 22/23: Seminar - OS in the cloud: Past, Present, and Future
  • Winter 20/21, 22/23: Cloud-Based Data Processing
  • Winter 20/21: Seminar - Techniques for Implementing Main Memory Database Systems
  • Summer 19, 20: Data Processing on Modern Hardware
  • Summer 19, 20: Seminar - Modern Database Systems