Divyakant Agrawal

Divyakant Agrawal

Distinguished Professor and Chair
Computer Science
Leadership Chair in Computer Science

Computer Science


(805) 893-4385
3117 Harold Frank Hall

University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Fellow of: 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Association for Computer Machinery; American Association for the Advancement of Science


William Mong Fellow, Hong Kong University; Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, UCSB; AMC Distinguished Scientist


Big Data, Cloud Data, Distributed Algorithms, Social Network Modeling

Agrawal’s research focus is on: design and development of large-scale distributed, scalable, and reliable data management platforms for storing, managing, and analyzing big data. His research group has developed innovative storage architectures in the cloud that provide transactional and strong consistency guarantees for managing big data. In the context of big data analytics, Agrawal and his collaborators have focused on social networks and social media data and have proposed algorithms to limit misinformation campaigns in social networks, to model user adoption behavior in social networks, and for reporting dominant information trends in structural and geographical contexts. His current research activities are focused in developing new approaches for managing geo-replicated data over multiple data-centers and for security and privacy of data in the cloud.


PhD Computer Science, SUNY Stony Brook
BS Birla Institute of Technology and Science