I am a Principal Applied Scientist at Microsoft India R&D Private Limited at Hyderabad, India. I am also an Adjunct Faculty at International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, and a visiting faculty at ISB, Hyderabad. I received my Masters in Computer Science from IIT Bombay in 2007 and my Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013. Before this, I worked for Yahoo! Bangalore for two years. My research interests are in the areas of web mining, data mining and information retrieval. I have published more than 100 research papers in reputed referred journals and conferences. I have also co-authored two books: one on Outlier Detection for Temporal Data and another one on Information Retrieval with Verbose Queries.