Raghu Ramakrishnan
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Raghu Ramakrishnan heads the Cloud and Information Services Lab (CISL) in the Data Platforms Group at Microsoft. From 1987 to 2006, he was a professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he wrote the widely-used text “Database Management Systems” and led a wide range of research projects in database systems (e.g., the CORAL deductive database, the DEVise data visualization tool, SQL extensions to handle sequence data) and data mining (scalable clustering, mining over data streams). In 1999, he founded QUIQ, a company that introduced a cloud-based question-answering service. He joined Yahoo! in 2006 as a Yahoo! Fellow, and over the next six years served as Chief Scientist for the Audience (portal), Cloud and Search divisions, driving content recommendation algorithms (CORE), cloud data stores (PNUTS), and semantic search (“Web of Things”). Ramakrishnan has received several awards, including the ACM SIGKDD Innovations Award, the SIGMOD 10-year Test-of-Time Award, the IIT Madras Distinguished Alumnus Award, and the Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. He is a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE.


flag Does Social Good Justify Risking Personal Privacy?
as moderator at  20th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), New York 2014,
together with: Rakesh Agrawal (panelist), Solon Barocas (panelist), Chris Clifton (panelist), Rayid Ghani (panelist), Corinna Cortes (panelist),
flag Scale-out Beyond MapReduce
as author at  19th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), Chicago 2013,
invited talk
flag The role of hierarchies in exploratory data mining
as author at  European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD), Antwerp 2008,