Krut Patel


Hey! I'm Krut Patel. Welcome to my little corner of the internet!

I am currently interning at AWS Redshift for the summer. HMU if you're in the Bay Area! I'm also pursuing a MS CS degree from UIUC with a focus on systems. Prior to this, I was a Research Fellow at Microsoft Research India, building a native query execution engine for accelerating Big Data queries using Just-In-Time compilation.

I love pushing the boundaries of computing performance, and am exploring the fields of Compilers, Databases and Computer Systems.

Much of my time is spent browsing HN and automating all the repetitive stuff using Python scripts.

My Reading Activity

I am an avid reader and primarily enjoy speculative fiction. Ted Chiang is my favourite author; everyone should read The Great Silence at least once a year!

The following Github-style graph shows the time devoted to reading novels on a daily basis. Extracted from Moon+ Reader using moonreader-py.


Currently reading: The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe