Portrait of Jana Kulkarni

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, Redmond.

I am interested in the design of algorithms with provable performance guarantees. In particular, I study resource allocation and scheduling problems, with constraints on fairness, energy minimization, strategyproofness, that arise in large scale distributed data centers. My research involves using concepts and techniques from the fields of approximation algorithms, online algorithms and game theory. I am also broadly interested in the intersection of online algorithms and online learning theory. Much of my work is theoretical, but I spend non-trivial amount of time converting my equations into code.

If you want to know more about my work, take a look at my papers or my research statement or these slides or the abstract of my thesis.