Partha Pratim Chakrabarti received the B.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT), Kharagpur, India, in 1985 and 1988, respectively. Since 1988, he has been a Faculty Member with IIT Kharagpur, where he is currently the Director and a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He has published more than 250 research papers and has successfully completed several major research projects. His areas of interest include AI, CAD for VLSI, Embedded Systems, Algorithm Design, and Reliable & Fault Tolerant Systems. Prof. Chakrabarti was the recipient of several honors, including the President of India Gold Medal, the Swarnajayanti Fellowship and the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize from the Government of India for his contributions. He is a member of the ACM and a senior member of the IEEE.