I joined the Department of Computer Science at Duke University in Fall 2015.
I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science where I was advised by Prof. Susan Davidson and Prof. Sanjeev Khanna. During my Ph.D., I did two internships at IBM Research, Almaden,and received a Google PhD fellowship in Structured Data in 2011.I obtained my master's and bachelor's degrees in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Jadavpur University respectively.
Research Interests I am broadly interested in data and information management with a focus on foundational aspects of big data analysis. My research objective is to help users with heterogenous backgrounds and interests leverage the maximum benefit from the available data. While my ongoing work on explanations in databases directly aims to assist users get deep insights into data by providing rich explanations to their questions, my work in the areas of data and workow provenance, probabilistic databases, and crowd-sourcing probes into compelling, fundamental questions that need to be answered to enable end-to-end processing and analysis of unstructured, noisy, and unreliable data in today's world while preserving its entire context.