I was born in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. I received a B.Tech. in 1993 from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IITK), a M.S. in 1995 from the Washington University, St. Louis, MO (WashU), and a Ph.D. in 1999 from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Urbana, IL, all in electrical engineering.
I worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at UIUC during 1999-2000. In 2000, I joined T. J. Watson Research Center, IBM Corporation, Hawthorne, NY as a Research Staff Member. Since joining IBM in 2000, I have been working on cutting-edge projects delivering groundbreaking technologies to IBM products and solutions. There is never a dull day at work!