University of Iowa
Meredith L. Patterson is a Ph.D. student in computer science at the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on the area where data mining and database engines intersect, though she also works with database security, bioinformatics, and formal language theory. She has recently presented at CodeCon and the BlackHat Briefings, and contributes to a variety of open source projects, including libdejector, a robust defense against SQL injection attacks, and KML, a machine-learning library in C++. Her most recent project, developed as part of Google's Summer of Code, is Query by Example, an add-on for PostgreSQL which enables example-driven similarity searches.