Karthik Ramachandra

Microsoft Azure Data SQL R&D, India.

Currently I head the Azure SQL DB R&D Organization in India. Prior to this, I was a researcher at Microsoft Research India and Microsoft Gray Systems Lab. My areas of interest include query processing and optimization in large scale databases and data management systems. I am also interested in cloud database-as-a-service offerings and the intersection of databases and compilers/programming languages.

I have a PhD in computer science from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and a B.Tech. from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore. My doctoral thesis titled “Holistic Optimization of Database Applications” won an honorable mention for the ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2015. It also won the IIT Bombay “Excellence in Ph.D Research Award 2015”. Prior to my Ph.D., I spent 5 years at ThoughtWorks Inc., where I led teams designing and developing enterprise software systems. Find my resume here.

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