|Alma mater||University of Texas, Indian Institute of Technology Madras|
|Institutions||University of Wisconsin–Madison, Yahoo! Research, Microsoft Research|
Raghu Ramakrishnan is a researcher in the areas of database and information management. He is a Technical Fellow at Microsoft. He has been a Vice President and Research Fellow for Yahoo! Inc., and a Professor of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Ramakrishnan received a bachelor's degree from IIT Madras in 1983, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1987. He has been selected as a Fellow of the ACM and a Packard fellow, and has done pioneering research in the areas of deductive databases, data mining, exploratory data analysis, data privacy, and web-scale data integration. The focus of his work in 2007 was community-based information management.
With Johannes Gehrke, he authored the popular textbook Database Management Systems, also known as the "Cow Book".