I am a researcher in MSR as a part of the Search Labs team, which I joined in 2006. I got my Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Databases from the University of Michigan. My PhD advisor was Prof. H.V.Jagadish. My thesis work was on query processing and optimization -- it is included as a key part of the Timber project. I also hold a master’s degree in Computer Science from Northeastern University in Boston and did my undergrad in Computer Science at University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece. Besides my research work at the university, I did 2 long internships working for 8 months with the Microsoft Research Database Group in 2001 and for 7 months with the IBM Research Advanced Optimizations Group in 2005.