Portrait of Janardhan (Jana) Kulkarni

Janardhan (Jana) Kulkarni

Senior Researcher


Hi! I got my Ph.D. from the department of Computer Science at Duke University. My adviser was (is) Kamesh Munagala. I am now at Microsoft Research (MSR), Redmond.

My research interests are in identifying and solving key algorithmic problems, which can lead to a tangible impact on the design and implementation of large scale computing systems.  In this sense, my research philosophy is  akin to a mathematical physicist than a pure mathematician. So far, this has lead me to the study of 1) resource allocation problems that arise in the design of modern data centers and 2) how we can design machine learning systems that respect users’ privacy of data. My research involves using concepts and techniques from the fields of algorithm design, probability theory, linear algebra, and optimization theory.

If you want to know more about my work or work with me take a look at my papers. I have listed few sample papers; however, my DBLP or Google Scholar pages do an excellent job of tracking all my publications that can be found on the web.