Sunil Prabhakar is a Professor of Computer Science at Purdue. He is currently serving as the Head of the Department.

His main area of research is database systems. His current research focuses on developing novel databases for handling uncertain data, and solutions that ensure authenticity, integrity and privacy for outsourced databases including cloud databases. In earlier work, he has developed solutions for scalability and efficiency for moving objects and sensor databases, digital rights management for databases through digital watermarking, and ensuring correctness over private databases.

Towards Scalable and Comprehensive Uncertain Data Management Project (NSF Grant IIS-09168724)
Authentic Database Outsourcing Project (NSF Grant IIS-1017990)
The ORION uncertain data management project       First release, 01 March 2006.
Orion 2.0 Release September 2011.