Prajakta Kalmegh received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Duke University in May 2019. Her dissertation work focused on analyzing resource contentions in data analytics cluster frameworks, and using these insights to make dynamic and contention-aware scheduling decisions for an online heterogeneous workload. Before joining Duke, she received her M.S. degree in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2010. She has an extensive industry and research experience with esteemed companies like IBM Research Labs, Microsoft Corporation, SAP Labs, and Persistent Systems. She currently works as a Principal Engineer at Unravel Data.