Portrait of Alekh Jindal

Alekh Jindal

Principal Scientist Manager


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 focuses 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 Ph.D. from Saarland University, working with Prof. Jens Dittrich, During my Ph.D., I worked on flexible and scalable data storage for traditional databases as well as for MapReduce. Before that, I completed my masters studies at Max Planck Institute for Informatics and received bachelor degree from IIT Kanpur.