Sugata Ghosal is Senior Manager of Productivity Tools and Software Engineering, and Systems Research at IBM Research - India. Prior to that, he was on an assignment to IBM GBS Global Delivery Center - India as a Service Innovation Leader. Before joining IBM Research, Sugata worked at Algorithm Research Center - Sony Corporation, San Jose, CA; Amherst Systems, Buffalo, NY (a Northrop-Grumman subsidiary), and University of Colorado at Denver. Sugata holds over 35 U.S. patents, and have published more than 40 academic articles in Transactions on Storage, Multimedia, PAMI, Image Processing, Robotics & Automation, Pattern Recognition, etc., and conferences such as ICDE, VLDB, WWW, ACM-MM, CVPR. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering.