Sudipto Das is a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) advised by Professors Divy Agrawal and Amr El Abbadi. He received his B. Engg. degree (honors) in Computer Science and Engineering from Jadavpur University (JU), India in 2006. His research interests lie in the area of designing scalable data management infrastructures spanning both transaction processing and data analysis systems. His works have been published in prestigious and highly selective venues showcasing database research, such as SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE, CIDR, MDM, and SoCC. He is the recipient of the CIDR 2011 Best Paper Award, MDM 2011 Best Runner-up Paper Award, 2011 Outstanding Student Award in CS at UCSB, and the TCS-JU Best Student Award for 2006.