Parke Godfrey

Associate Professor

Research Interests
  • Databases; cooperative query answering; reasoning over integrity constraints;
  • Logic-based query optimization; semantic caching; knowledge discovery in databases.


Parke received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1999. His main area of research is in databases, with specific interests in cooperative query answering, reasoning over integrity constraints, logic-based query optimization, semantic caching, and knowledge discovery in databases.

Selected Publications
  • (with J. Gryz) “Answering Queries by Semantic Caches.” In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Database and Expert System Applications (DEXA’99), pp. 485-498, Springer, LNCS 1677, 1999.
  • (with J. Gryz, J. Grant, & J. Minker) “Integrity Constraints: Semantics and Applications.” In J. Chomicki and G. Saake, editors, Logics for Databases and Information Systems, Chapter 9, pp. 265-307, Kluwer, 1998.
  • Minimization in Cooperative Response to Failing Database Queries. International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems (IJCIS), World Scientific, 6(2):95-149, June 1997.
Parke Godfrey
Staff Information
Campus Address
4700 Keele Street Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 CANADA office: Lassonde Bldg Room 2050
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