Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453
I am an assistant professor of Computer Science at Brandeis University. I work at the intersection of designing data layouts and access methods for storage engines and developing systems-level solutions for privacy protection in modern data systems. The goal of my research is to design efficient privacy-aware data systems by navigating the privacy-performance tradeoff and designing data structures and algorithms that support privacy by design. My research interests span data systems, storage layouts, access methods, and their intersection with data privacy. Here is my latest research statement.
Before joining Brandeis, I was a post-doctoral associate at Boston University in the Data-intensive Systems and Computing (DiSC) lab with Manos Athanassoulis (2019-2023). Prior to that, I spent two years at Inria, Rennes (France) a post-doctoral researcher with Christine Morin (2017-2018). I got my PhD in Computer Science from IIT Kharagpur in 2017.
Prospective students and post-docs
I am recruiting motivated PhD students and post-docs for Fall 2023. If you are fascinated by large-scale systems, love to code, and up to solving open research problems, consider joining my lab.
For PhD applicants, here are some links that you may find useful: [PhD@Brandeis] [FAQs] [Application Fee Waiver].
If you are looking for a post-doctoral position, drop me an email.
Apr 2023 Our paper "Enabling Timely and Persistent Deletion in LSM-Engines" is accepted for publication in ACM ToDS.
Mar 2023 I am excited to announce the I will be joining Brandeis University as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science from Fall 2023.
Mar 2023 Our demonstration paper "Acheron: Persisting Tombstones in LSM Engines" is accepted for publication in SIGMOD 2023. [Demo]
Mar 2023 I will be serving in the Program Committee of VLDB Demo 2023.
Feb 2023 I will be serving in the Program Committee of IEEE BigData 2023.
Jan 2023 Our tutorial on "The LSM Design Space and its Read Optimizations" is accepted for publication in ICDE 2023.
Dec 2022 Our paper "Indexing for Near-Sorted Data" is accepted for publication in ICDE 2023.
Nov 2022 I will be delivering a talk on "Constructing and Analyzing the LSM Compaction Design Space" at MongoDB.
Oct 2022 I will be delivering a invited talk on "Toward Building Deletion-Compliant Data Systems" at HPTS 2022. [Slides]
Aug 2022 Our paper "BoDS: A Benchmark on Data Sortedness" is accepted for publication in TPCTC 2022.
May 2022 I will be serving as the Sponsorship Chair and in the Program Committee of ACM SoCC 2022.
Apr 2022 I will be serving in the Program Committee of EDBT 2023.
Mar 2022 Our demonstration paper "Compactionary: A Dictionary for LSM Compactions" is accepted for publication in SIGMOD 2022. [Demo]
Mar 2022 Our tutorial on "Dissecting, Designing, and Optimizing LSM-based Data Stores" is accepted for publication in SIGMOD 2022. [Talk]
Mar 2022 Our invited paper on "Building Deletion-Compliant Data Systems" is now published in IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin.
Feb 2022 Our paper "Query Language Support for Timely Data Deletion" is accepted for publication in EDBT 2022. [Talk]
Feb 2022 I will be serving in the Program Committee of IEEE Big Data 2022.
Enabling Timely and Persistent Deletion in LSM-EnginesACM Transactions on Database Systems, 2023