Portrait of Suman Nath

Suman Nath

Principal Researcher


I am a principal researcher at Microsoft Research Redmond. I got my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005. I got my Bachelor degree from the Computer Science and Engineering Department, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh in 1998.

My research interests lie in the intersection of databases and distributed systems.


Best Paper, 10th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services (MobiSys), 2012
Best New Investigator Paper, Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, 2012 (Re: Michaela Götz)
Best Paper, 12th International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD), 2011
Best Paper, 24th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2008
Best Paper, 3rd Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI), 2006
Best Paper, 1st Workshop on Broadband Advanced Sensor Networks (BaseNets), 2004






Current Projects

SPADE: Scalable and Practical App Digging Engine

Program Chairs

  • Program Chair, Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) 2016
  • General Chair, Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) 2015

Program Committees

Past projects

  • SenseWeb: Participatory sensing on the Web
  • Florage: Database algorithms for flash memory
  • DCGenome: Using sensing to understand and optimize data-center operations