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I'm currently working as a Researcher in the Data Management and Explorations group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA. Please visit my new web page for the latest updates.

I graduated from the Department of Computer Science, University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) with a PhD in Fall 2011. I had the pleasure to be advised by Professors Divy Agrawal and Amr El Abbadi during the course of my PhD as a member of the Distributed Systems Lab.

My thesis research focused on developing scalable, elastic, and autonomic transaction processing systems to support cloud application platforms. My broader research interests span the horizon of "Big Data" problems. I have worked on projects to design large scale analytics platforms for multi-dimensional data to support location based services and to allow deep statistical analysis over large amounts of data. I have also worked on data management systems leveraging modern hardware paradigms such as flash memory or content addressable memory. In the past, I have also worked on data stream processing systems and wireless networks.

A brief overview of my research philosphy and directions can be found in my Research Statement. A recorded version of an overview talk of my dissertation research, presented at Microsoft Research in Redmond WA, and can be found here.

During the course of my PhD study at UCSB, I received the 2011 Outstanding Student Award in CS at UCSB, CIDR 2011 Best Paper Award, MDM 2011 Best Runner-up Paper Award, UCSB Graduate Division Dissertation Fellowship, UCSB CS Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for Fall 2008, and UC President’s Work Study award.

I am originally from the "City of Joy" Kolkata in India. My undergraduate study was in Jadavpur University, Kolkata. I completed my Bachelor of Engineering from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in 2006. I was awarded the TCS-JU Best Student Award, an award honoring the best graduting undergraduate in the CS department at JU.

A Word Cloud of titles of my recent publications. Courtesy www.wordle.net
World cloud of titles of my recent publications.

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