Raghu Krishnapuram received his B. Tech degree from IIT-Bombay and his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. From 1987 to 2000, he served as a faculty member at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and Colorado School of Mines,Golden, Colorado. Dr. Krishnapuram joined IBM Research - India in 2000. His research encompasses many aspects of analytics, optimization, computational intelligence, and data mining. He has published over 160 papers in journals and conferences in these areas. He is currently Associate Director, Knowledge, Information, and Smarter Planet Solutions, IBM Research - India, where he is leading research projects in the areas of information management, smarter planet solutions, machine learning and cognitive computing, with a particular focus on offerings for emerging markets. Dr. Krishnapuram is an IEEE Fellow, and a member of IBM's Technology Council of the IBM Academy of Technology. He has authored over 160 conference & journal publication, and over 36 disclosures.