Pradeep Ravikumar received his BTech in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and his PhD in Machine Learning from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He was then a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also affiliated with the Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation, and the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at UT Austin. His thesis has received honorable mentions in the ACM SIGKDD Dissertation award and the CMU School of Computer Science Distinguished Dissertation award. He has also a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award.