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 uses techniques from (but not limited to) machine learning to make database systems adaptive to workload properties, the execution environment (the cloud for instance), and emerging hardware technologies such as solid state drives and non-volatile memory.

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 anything from cooking, solving jigsaw puzzles, watching anime, throwing on the wheel, and playing tennis.


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
Aug 21, 2020 Completed summer internship with Microsoft Research DMX Systems Group!