Gunjan Gupta has a Ph.D. in Machine Learning (ML) from The University of Texas at Austin and has over 20 machine learning publications in top journals, conferences, book-chapters, including best-paper awards at ICML and ICDM. His industry experience covers several domains including recommendation engines, fraud-detection, geo-spatial and multi-sensor systems, financial models and search. He has worked in the area of ML and Big Data since 1998 over several companies including S&P, Amazon and Microsoft. He is also the founder of Lightsphere AI INC and co-founder of Data Brigade. As a senior ML engineer he loves inventing ML algorithms that scale, and then deploying fully-baked services based on them to production. As a technical leader he also currently guides several big-data projects involving complex ML and scaling issues.