Parikshit Gopalan is a researcher with Microsoft in Mountain View. He works with the Windows Azure storage team. Gopalan works on both theoretical and applied aspects of computer science. His theoretical work focuses primarily on coding theory, computational learning, pseudorandomness, Boolean function complexity, and the interplay among them. On the practical side, Gopalan is interested in erasure coding tailored to the needs of cloud data storage systems, which give good locality in addition to reliability.