My research interests are in systems, especially for big data analytics, cloud computing and datacenter networks. I am also interested in theoretical problems arising out of building practical systems. My research thus integrates systems, networks, and theory. achit Agarwal is an Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science at Cornell University. Prior to coming to Cornell, Rachit was a postdoc with Ion Stoica at UC Berkeley. As a postdoc, Rachit kick-started and led the Succinct project. Rachit completed his PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working with Brighten Godfrey and Matthew Caesar. During his PhD, Rachit received the 2012 Rambus research award (for outstanding performance in computer science and engineering research), the 2010 Wang-Chung research award (for excellence in computer engineering research), and was listed in 2010 UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent. Rachit has held visiting research positions at Microsoft research (US), HP labs (US), Technische Universität München (Germany), University College Cork (Ireland) and Fraunhofer IIS (Germany) in the past. In another life, Rachit was a very mischievous undergrad at IIT Kanpur. Rachit's research interests span data-intensive distributed systems, operating systems, networks, and algorithms.