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Medha Atre

PhD (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Troy NY, USA)

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering


Research Interest



  • PhD (Computer Science), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Troy NY, USA (Jan 2007 - Aug 2011)
  • M.Tech. (CSE), Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) INDIA (Aug 2002 - June 2004)
  • B.E. (Production Engineering), College of Engineering Pune (COEP), Pune, INDIA (July 1996 - June 2000)



  • Database systems, Advanced Data Management

  • For the DISTINCT Clause of SPARQL Queries, Intl. Conf. on the World Wide Web Poster Track 2016, Montreal, Canada (to appear).

  • Medha Atre: Left Bit Right: For SPARQL Join Queries with OPTIONAL Patterns (Left-outerjoins), in ACM SIGMOD 2015, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Medha Atre, Vineet Chaoji, Mohammed J. Zaki, James A. Hendler: Matrix "Bit"loaded: A Scalable Lightweight Join Query Processor for RDF data, Intl. Conf. on the World Wide Web 2010, Raleigh NC, USA.


  • Developed a system called BitMat for memory efficient evaluation of the SPARQL queries over RDF graphs.


  • Postdoctoral scholar at University of Pennsylvania. 

  • Senior Member of Technical Staff at G. S. Lab.

  • Member of Technical Staff at Persistent Systems.

  • Research Intern at Oracle Inc.

  • Research Intern at IBM T. J. Watson labs.



  • Awarded travel fellowship for attending ICDE 2010.

  • Winner of the Billion Triple challenge at ISWC 2009.

  • Winner of the first runner up poster award at ISWC 2008.

  • Awarded NSF travel fellowship for attending ISWC 2008.

  • Ranked 6th in the third year of engineering in Pune University, 1999.

  • Ranked 2nd in the second year of engineering in Pune University, 1998.

  • Ranked 5th in Mumbai University's Secondary School examination held all over the state, 1994.

  • Singing, Yoga. 


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