I obtained my PhD from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. During my PhD studies, I worked in the Data-Intensive Applications and Systems Laboratory (DIAS) supervised by Prof. Anastasia Ailamaki. My research focuses on enabling faster, more predictable and cheaper data analysis. To optimize performance and cost of data analytics services, I envision database systems as adaptive engines able to adjust their query execution strategy at runtime to fit the characteristics of the queries, data and underlying hardware. I am also interested in the broad topic of scientific data management, data exploration, query optimization, physical database design, and hardware-software co-design. More details can be found in my CV.