Nitya  Subramanian

Nitya Subramanian

Scholar Title

MIT EECS - Accenture Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Autotuning Databases with OpenTuner




Saman P. Amarasinghe


The focus of this project will be to identify potential for performance improvements in databases using OpenTuner. OpenTuner is an open source framework for program autotuning that has enabled speedups of up to 2.8x across several distinct projects. A primary challenge of this project will be identifying speedups in database frameworks that have already been heavily tuned by hand to optimize general performance. As such, this project will focus on identifying performance improvement by autotuning these frameworks for specific machine and application cases. The projected impact of this project is an increase in database performance.


I have worked with various groups at CSAIL for the past five semesters through the UROP program, and am looking forward to expanding my knowledge of computer systems engineering through SuperUROP. Additionally, I have held internships at Yahoo and Locu working with Data and Information Extraction.

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