I am a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
My research interests are Consistent Query Answering, Database theory, and Computational Complexity, and my advisor is Prof. Phokion G. Kolaitis.
My Erdős number is 3, due to (Paul Erdős → Endre Szemerédi → Sachin Lodha → Me) and also (Paul Erdős → Bruce Lee Rothschild → Phokion Kolaitis → Me).
I recently won the 2019 ACM SIGMOD Student Research Competition (SRC) held as part of the 2019 ACM SIGMOD/PODS conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I am now excited to participate the grand finals of the ACM SRC in 2020.
I'm currently working on building a scalable system for computing consistent answers over inconsistent databases using SAT solvers. Here's my Master's project on this topic. Before joining UC Santa Cruz, I worked as a Researcher and Systems Engineer at the Tata Research Development and Design Center, a research division of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. in Pune, India where I was part of the Data Privacy Research group.
Apart from Computer Science, I draw, swim, cycle, solve puzzles and Rubik's cubes. I also like listening to Indian classical instruments, carnatic percussion and fusion music. Here's one of my recent pencil sketches - A street musician in Jaisalmer, India.
E2-395, Computer Science Department
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
Email: akadixit at ucsc dot edu
A street musician in Jaisalmer, India