I was born in New Delhi, India. I received the B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Mysore University, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington University, St. Louis, USA, and the Ph. D. degree in Electronics from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India. I joined IBM Research India in 1998 where I currently lead a team of world class researchers developing Neuro Symbolic AI and Quantum AI technologies. I am also an IBM Master Inventor.
I enjoy teaching and interacting with students. I am on the Board of Studies of DAIICT, Gandhinagar, since 2020. I was on the Senate of IIIT Delhi 2013-2015. I am/have been on PhD thesis committees in IIT Madras, India, DAIICT, India, IIT Delhi, India, Univ of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA, and IIIT Delhi, India. I also often teach and guide PhD and masters theses at IIT Delhi, India.. I also like writing on technology in everyday life. My monthly series Folk Technology appeared in the i.t. magazine in 2008.