MIT Database Group



Alekh Jindal

Alekh Jindal

Postdoctoral Associate
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
32 Vassar Street, Room 32-G908
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

e-mail: alekh@csail.mit.edu


I am a postdoc associate in Database Group at MIT CSAIL, working with Professors Sam Madden and Michael Stonebraker. My current research focusses on improving the performance of novel large-scale data-intensive systems. I received my PhD from Saarland University in August 2012, working with Prof. Jens Dittrich. During my PhD, I worked on flexible and scalable data storage for traditional databases as well as for MapReduce.



Research Interests
  • Large Scale Data-intensive Systems
  • Physical Database Design
  • Database System Architectures
  • Data Management in the Cloud
  • Map Reduce

Publications
Professional Activities
Short CV
Education
  • February 2010 - August 2012:
    Ph.D. (Summa Cum Laude), Computer Science, Saarland University, Germany.
    Thesis: Octopus:Flexible and Scalable Storage Management for Arbitrary Database Engines. PDF
    Supervisor: Prof. Jens Dittrich

  • October 2008 - January 2010:
    Master of Science (honors), Computer Science, Saarland University, Germany.
    Thesis: Quality in Phrase Mining. PDF
    Supervisors: Prof. Jens Dittrich, Prof. Gerhard Weikum

  • July 2002 - June 2006:
    Bachelor of Technology, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.
    Thesis: Microcontroller Based Power Distribution Monitoring & Control.
    Supervisor: Prof. S. P. Das
Recent Positions
  • Postdoc at Saarland University, Germany
  • Senior Software Engineering at Ibibo Web, India
  • Associate Consultant at BT, India
  • Summer Intern at IBM Software Labs, India

Patents
  • Replicated data storage system and methods (filed Internationally by Saarland University).
  • A method for storing and accessing data in a database system (LU 91726 and WO2012032184).