|Alma mater||University of Texas, Indian Institute of Technology Madras|
|Institutions||University of Wisconsin–Madison, Yahoo! Research, Microsoft Research|
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 an ACM Fellow (2001) 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.
- Ramakrishnan, R. (1998). Database management systems. Boston, MA: WCB/McGraw-Hill.
- Ramakrishnan, R., & Gehrke, J. (2000). Database management systems (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.
- Ramakrishnan, R., & Gehrke, J. (2003). Database management systems (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.
- Schlosser, Kurt (June 15, 2018). "Geek of the Week: Microsoft's Raghu Ramakrishnan geeks out on data, how we use it and secure it". GeekWire.