I was born in New Delhi, India. I received the B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Mysore University, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington University, St. Louis, USA, and the Ph. D. degree in Electronics from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India. I joined IBM Research India in 1998 where I currently lead a team of world class researchers developing the next generation Data and Knowledge Engineering technologies. I am a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and an IBM Master Inventor.
I enjoy teaching and interacting with students. I often teach at IIT Delhi and am on the senate of IIIT Delhi. I also like writing on technology in everyday life. My monthly series Folk Technology appeared in the i.t. magazine in 2008.