Dhruv Kumar is a PhD in Computer Science from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA. He did his post-doc from Microsoft Research. His research is centered around building large scale systems for distributed analytics. His work has been published in venues such as ACM SIGMETRICS, ACM/IEEE SEC, USENIX HotEdge, ACM EdgeSys. Dhruv has been a recipient of 3M Science and Technology fellowship. During his PhD, he has also interned with Google Cloud, California. He graduated from BITS, Pilani in 2014 with a bachelors in Computer Science. At BITS Pilani, he did research on designing and implementing high performance algorithms for shared and distributed memory systems. Prior to joining the PhD program at UMN, Dhruv worked on optimizing the data processing pipelines at Goldman Sachs, Bengaluru.