Dr. Mrunal Gawade - PhD Computer Science 


Entrepreneurial



Founder - Science Park Creatives  (Oct 2015 - Present)

Science Park Creatives is a community platform to bring together students, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs with a focus on innovative mindset creation with entrepreneurial opportunities. Based in Amsterdam Science Park with worldwide collaborations and global ambitions the platform has more than 225 members and is growing day by day.  

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Founder & CEO - HOLOFIL - A startup in 3D visualization.  (July 2016 - Present)

A device to show case 3D visualizations to help create better brand awareness and user experiences.  

Feel the 3D visualizations and user experience possibilities on our website


Founder - A stealth mode startup in the Internet domain. (July 2016 - Present)

Solving a unique problem in the Internet domain to improvise how people live. More soon. 




Scientific


I finished my PhD from Database Architectures group from CWI, Amsterdam in Computer Science. My thesis explores multi-core CPU query parallelization in Column store database architectures. I have a deep expertise in open-source MonetDB column store, a product of CWI, database group. This group is known for its pioneering research in MonetDB column-store database architecture and data management.

  
 PhD CWI, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (2012-2016)

 Masters University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), California, USA (2007-2009)

 Bachelors Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VIT), Pune, India (2000-2004) 
  

Past member MonetDB research group, CWI, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
   
Past member Storage Systems Research Center (SSRC), UCSC, USA.
  Perceptual Science Laboratory, UCSC, USA.

  CITRIS, UCSC, USA.


Research interest CPU architectures, Columnar Database Systems, Operating Systems, Distributed Systems, Technology for Socio-Economic development (ICT4D). 

External reviewer SIGMOD 2016, VLDB 2014, SIGMOD 2014, EUROSYS 2013, ICDE 2013.


Artistic                                                                                               


Photography

I am an active photographer since 2004 and have photographed cultures across 4 continents (Australia, Asia, Europe, North America).

My portfolio can be seen at http://www.mrunalg.portfoliobox.net/

"The World Collage" is a photo-book designed and created by me with a theme of juxtaposition of cultures with a focus on socio-economic stories. The book was published using crowd-funding on Indiegogo platform in October 2015 where more than 100 copies were distributed to around 130 contributors to raise around $4000.  You can browse through the
 campaign and order the book here. 

Music

I was an active singer during high school days.  Having learned guitar for around 4 years, now I am revisiting my music skills after a long gap and recording audio / video cover songs in different voice modulation ranges. Check my musician related skills on my YouTube channel