My broader research interests span the horizon of scalable database management systems. My current research focusses on efficient resource management and automated tuning of multi-tenant relational database-as-a-service. My past research at Microsoft has focused on performance isolation in multi-tenant relational database-as-a-service, and scale-out transaction processing systems leveraging modern hardware paradigms.
My thesis research focused on developing scalable, elastic, and autonomic transaction processing systems to support cloud application platforms. I have worked on projects to design large scale analytics platforms for multi-dimensional data to support location based services and to allow deep statistical analysis over large amounts of data. I have also worked on data management systems leveraging modern hardware paradigms such as flash memory or content addressable memory. In the past, I have also worked on data stream processing systems and wireless networks.
Serving on the program committees of SIGMOD 2017, VLDB 2017, and CIDR 2017.Our paper exploring the impact of remote memory and RDMA to appear in SIGMOD 2016.Serving as the Industry Chair of COMAD 2016.Our papers reporting new results and improvements to Hyder to appear in SIGMOD 2015 and IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin.Co-chairing the workshop on Cloud Data Management (CloudDM 2015) co-located with IEEE ICDE 2015.Serving on the program committees of SOCC 2015, VLDB 2016/Editorial Board of PVLDB Vol. 9.Serving on the Editorial Board of the Springer International Journal of Distributed and Parallel Databases.Delivered Keynote address at COMAD 2013 based on our Rethinking Consistency work.Serving on the Program Committee of SIGMOD 2014 and DASFAA 2014.Our paper on CPU sharing in Multi-tenant Relational Database-as-a-Service (part of the SQLVM Project), got accepted to VLDB 2014/PVLDB Vol 7.Instructor for the VLDB Summer School 2013 in Shanghai, China, held at East China Normal University.My dissertation won the ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award. [Award Citation] [SIGMOD News] [UCSB CS News]Serving on the Program committee for VLDB 2014/Editorial board of PVLDB Vol. 7.Serving on the Program committee of DBSocial 2013, Middleware 2013, COMAD 2013, and the poster track of CIKM 2013.Our paper entitled “Characterizing Tenant Behavior for Placement and Crisis Mitigation in Multitenant DBMSs” accepted for SIGMOD 2013.Our tutorial entitled “Rethinking Eventual Consistency” will be presented at SIGMOD 2013.Our book, co-authored with my advisors, Prof. Divy Agrawal and Prof. Amr El Abbadi, entitled “Data Management in the Cloud: Challenges and Opportunities” published in the Synthesis Lectures on Data Management.My dissertation, entitled “Scalable and Elastic Transactional Data Stores for Cloud Computing Platforms,” was awarded the 2012 Lancaster Dissertation Award in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, & Engineering by the UCSB Graduate Division. My dissertation was also awarded the 2012 Outstanding Dissertation Award by the Computer Science Department at UCSB.