Portrait of Karthik Ramachandra

Karthik Ramachandra

Senior Applied Scientist


Currently I am a Senior Applied Scientist at Microsoft Research India. Prior to this, I was a Senior Scientist at Microsoft Gray Systems Lab in Madison, WI. My areas of interest include query processing and optimization in large scale databases and data management systems. I am also interested in Big-data systems, cloud database-as-a-service and the intersection of databases and compilers/programming languages.

I have a PhD in computer science from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and a B.Tech. from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore. My doctoral thesis titled “Holistic Optimization of Database Applications” won an honorable mention for the ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2015. It also won the IIT Bombay “Excellence in Ph.D Research Award 2015”.