Portrait of Alekh Jindal

Alekh Jindal

Principal Scientist Lead


I manage the Redmond site of Gray Systems Lab (GSL) at Microsoft. GSL is an applied research lab under Azure Data that focuses on research and development for databases, big-data, and cloud systems. My research focusses on improving the performance of large-scale data-intensive systems. Earlier, I was a postdoc associate in the Database Group at MIT CSAIL, working with Professors Sam Madden and Michael Stonebraker. I received my PhD from Saarland University, 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 completed masters studies at Max Planck Institute for Informatics and received bachelor degree from IIT Kanpur.