Aarati Kakaraparthy

(pronounced RT :)

I’m a PhD student advised by Prof. Jignesh Patel at the Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison. My research involves improving the resource efficiency of systems for data analysis by adapting fundamental data structures to the properties of the underlying hardware, the workload, and the execution environment.

Prior to pursuing graduate studies at UW Madison, I completed my bachelor’s in computer sciences at IIT Madras, India where I worked with Prof. Jayalal Sarma as part of my undergraduate thesis. I originally hail from the town of Guntur, India. In my free time, you can find me engaging in cooking, solving jigsaw puzzles, and playing tennis.


Aug 1, 2022 Our paper titled “Tenant Placement in Over-Subscribed Database-as-a-Service Clusters” was accepted for VLDB 2022
Jul 1, 2022 Our paper titled “VIP Hashing: Adapting to Skew in Popularity of Data on the Fly” was accepted for VLDB 2022
Feb 22, 2021 Our paper titled “FPGA for Aggregate Processing: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” was accepted for ICDE 2021
Nov 2, 2020 Finalist for Microsoft’s Ada Lovelace Fellowship
Oct 10, 2020 Check out my blog post responding to Mark Callaghan’s comments on our VLDB paper