i am a researcher working in the Database group at Microsoft Research.
my current research interests center around databases and encryption - check the Cipherbase project for more details.
i have previously worked on a variety of problems including colonizing pluto, composing paganini's 26th caprice, inventing self-cleaning bathtubs, killing dr. no, writing zen and the art of mosquito maintenance, dating natalie wood, teaching blue whales the importance of big data - and with utmost humility, i can declare that i have spectacularly failed because mr. woody allen did it all before me.
a complete list of publications can be found on the DBLP web site.
r a v i r a m a @ m i c r o s o f t . c o m