Devaraj Das




I am currently working with Yahoo! Inc Sunnyvale. Prior to this, I worked with Yahoo! R&D, Bangalore (Nov 2005 – Sep 2009). At Yahoo!, I have been working in the area of Grid Computing, specifically, Apache Hadoop. I am a Hadoop Committer, and a member of the Apache Hadoop Program Management Committee.


Prior to Yahoo!, I was with Hewlett Packard, R&D, Bangalore, for the period July 1997 – Nov 2005. I graduated from Birla Institute of Tech & Science (BITS), Pilani with a B.E. in CS, in May 1997.


I joined HP right after I finished my graduation and have mostly been in Bangalore since then except for a couple of stints in the HP Laboratories, Palo Alto. I worked on a couple of things at HP – Embedded JVM [1 2], Embedded Application Server, Wireless Services & Security for mobile users [1, 2, 3, 4], Grid Computing [1], and, Sensor Networks Middleware [1, 2]. Yes, my work at HP was in the domain of Applied Research – I did a lot of design & implementation and also wrote some papers and got some patents. By the way, I also managed to do MS from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. Thankfully, I could use some of my regular work time to do my thesis, and needed only a 6-month break to do the MS coursework. I was fortunate to get such good support from my seniors and the management at HP.


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