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Mehul Shah

Visiting Lecturer


Dr. Shah will teach CS 186 in the Spring 2018 semester. He is currently a software development manager working on AWS Redshift where he has helped deliver two key features: interleaved sort keys and UDFs. Prior to that, he was co-founder and CEO of Amiato (2011-2014), a managed ETL service in the cloud. From 2004-2011, he was a principal scientist at HP Labs where his work spanned large-scale data management, distributed systems, and energy-efficient computing. His work has been published in top-tier database and systems conferences, and he has received one best paper award. At HP, he helped build Sinfonia, a scalable, distributed transactional system, and HP KVS, a geographically distributed large-object store. Prior to HP, he received his PhD from U.C. Berkeley (2004) for adding parallelism, fault-tolerance, and load-balancing to the TelegraphCQ data-stream processing system. In 1999, he worked on the IBM DB2/UDB database. He received his MEng (1997), and BS in CS and Physics (1996) from MIT. In his spare time, he serves on the Sort Benchmark committee.


  • 2004, Ph.D., EECS, UC Berkeley