Hi. I’m Guodong Jin. I work on Kùzu, which is an in-process property graph database management system (GDBMS) built for query speed and scalability.


Besides, I am a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Data Systems Group (DSG), University of Waterloo. I work with Prof. Semih Salihoglu on graph database management systems. Broadly, my research interests focus on query processing and storage optimization of analytical data systems.

I did my Ph.D. at Renmin University of China, and visited the DSG during the last two years of my Ph.D. My thesis topic is query optimizations in graph-relational databases, which is based on my research project GRainDB, the project aims to extend RDBMSs to support graph queries. Other actively involved research projects during my Ph.D. period are GraphflowDB, and Pixels.


  • KÙZU Graph Database Management System. CIDR 2023.
  • Xiyang Feng, Guodong Jin, Ziyi Chen, Chang Liu, Semih Salihoglu. [paper] [code]

  • Making RDBMSs Efficient on Graph Workloads Through Predefined Joins. VLDB 2022.
  • Guodong Jin, Semih Salihoglu. [paper] [code]

  • GRainDB: A Relational-core Graph-Relational DBMS. CIDR 2022.
  • Guodong Jin, Nafisa Anzum, Semih Salihoglu. [paper] [code]

  • Storage-layout Optimization and Columnar Caching for Data Lakes. EDBT 2022.
  • Guodong Jin, Haoqiong Bian, Yueguo Chen, Xiaoyong Du. [paper] [code] [talk]

  • Rainbow: Adaptive Layout Optimization for Wide Tables. ICDE, International Conference on Data Engineering (Demonstrantion Track), Apr 2018.
  • Haoqiong Bian, Youxian Tao, Guodong Jin, Yueguo Chen, Xiongpai Qin, Xiaoyong Du. [paper] [poster] [code]

    You can reach me at [email protected].

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