Medha Atre

Assistant Professor
KD-219, Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
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About Me

I graduated with a Ph.D. from the department of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in August 2011. Prof. James A. Hendler was my thesis advisor and I was affiliated to the Tetherless World Constellation. Prior to that I did M.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay, and B.E. in Production Engineering from (Govt) College of Engineering Pune.

Here's my CV (updated Sept 2016).

My interest areas are -- Big Data, Data mining (graphs and music), Distributed Systems (Cluster Computing), and Query optimization.

My research focus spans building useful systems, as well as understanding and exploring the theoretical properties of query processing and distributed setup. I have developed a system called BitMat, and in the process, I have also extended some of the theoretical properties of query processing (see my SIGMOD 2015 paper and WWW 2016 paper).


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In memory of my father Dilip Atre.

I am a big fan of music in its various forms. I have received basic training in the Indian classical music, and I have been told that I can sing pretty well. I also like listening to and singing the Western pop music. I read humor, biographies, history (of various kinds... political, social, evolutionary), fitness etc... anything that spurs interest.

I like reading the phdcomic strips, and this one is my favorite: Grad Student Etiquettes.

Some favorite quotations: