About me

I am a fourth-year PhD student in Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. I am co-advised by Prof. Andreas Haeberlen and Prof. Linh Thi Xuan Phan.
My research interests include distributed systems, privacy, and applied cryptography.
At Penn, I am a member of the Distributed Systems Laboratory and the Security Research Laboratory.

I graduated with an M.Eng. and a B.A. (both in Computer Science) from Cornell University,
where I did research under the supervision of Profs. Robbert van Renesse, Hakim Weatherspoon, and Andrew Myers.

I am from Guwahati, India.


Solver-In-The-Loop Cluster Resource Management for Database-as-a-Service.
Arnd König, Yi Shan, Karan Newatia, Luke Marshall, and Vivek Narasayya.
50th International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB ‘24), August 2024.

Arboretum: A Planner for Large-Scale Federated Analytics with Differential Privacy. Elizabeth Margolin*, Karan Newatia*, Edo Roth, Tao Luo, and Andreas Haeberlen.
29th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP ‘23), October 2023.

Mycelium: Large-Scale Distributed Graph Queries with Differential Privacy.
Edo Roth, Karan Newatia, Yiping Ma, Ke Zhong, Sebastian Angel, and Andreas Haeberlen.
28th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP ‘21), October 2021.

*=co-first authors

Industry Experience

Microsoft Research, Redmond - Research Intern (Summer ‘23)

Microsoft Research, Redmond - Research Intern (Summer ‘22)

Teaching Experience

CIS 5550: Internet and Web Systems - Guest Lecturer (Spring ‘23)

CIS 5020: Analysis of Algorithms - Teaching Assistant (Spring ‘22)

CIS 5050: Software Systems - Teaching Assistant (Fall ‘21)

Code Afrique - Instructor (Jan ‘19)


OSDI ‘23 Artifact Evaluation Committee

EuroSys ‘22 Artifact Evaluation Committee