Dr. Debarka Sengupta received his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Jadavpur University. Afterwards, he spent two and half years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Genome Institute of Singapore. Before joining IIIT-D he spent a short sting at Machine Intelligence Unit of Indian Statistical Institute as a INSPIRE faculty. Debarka started his professional career as a software engineer working for Infosys and then IBM. He consulted and advised a number of technology and service based firms including IPsoft, Datanomers, CoreCompete and Applied Research Works on various data science and business analytics projects. He received the 2007 spot award by Infosys while working there as a software engineer. His U.S. patent on applied social choice theory was awarded by the patent monetization giant Intellectual Ventures. He has twice been nominated for the prestigious INSPIRE Faculty award - in 2014 and 2016.