I am a scientist in the Cloud and Information Services Lab (CISL) at Microsoft. Earlier, I was a postdoc associate in Database Group at MIT CSAIL, working with Professors Sam Madden and Michael Stonebraker. My current research focuses on improving the performance of novel large-scale data-intensive systems. I received my PhD from Saarland University in August 2012, working with Prof. Jens Dittrich. During my PhD, I worked on flexible and scalable data storage for traditional databases as well as for MapReduce. Before that I received bachelor degree from IIT Kanpur.