Rahul Potharaju

Software Engineering Manager


Rahul Potharaju is from Microsoft’s Azure Data group working on Spark. Previously, he worked as a Researcher in the Cloud and Information Services Lab (CISL) at Microsoft. Rahul’s interests span transforming big data into actionable insights and building planet-scale data-intensive systems, with a particular concentration in analytics-as-a-service clouds. He earned his Computer Science PhD degree from Purdue University in a joint industrial collaboration with Microsoft Research and Computer Science Master’s degree from Northwestern University. He is a recipient of the Motorola Engineering Excellence award and the Purdue Diamond Award. Rahul’s research has been adopted by several business groups inside Microsoft and has won the Microsoft Trustworthy Reliability Computing Award.