Senior Research Scientist, Tableau
Rick is a senior research scientist at Tableau Research, where his focus is on the intersection of database query processing and visual analysis, or how to see and understand queries. Rick earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was a member of the Volcano project for research into efficient, extensible tools for query processing. His research explored the optimization of dynamic query evaluation plans for robust query performance. He has more than 35 publications and patents in query processing. Rick has over 30 years of experience in databases, query processing, and query optimization.