Partha P. Chakrabarti is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Presently he is holding the post of Dean SRIC (Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy). He received the Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from IIT Kharagpur, India, in 1985. His Ph.D., is in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Kharagpur itself. Professor P P Chakrabarti's research interests include Artificial Intelligence and CAD for VLSI. He is the principal investigator of several contracts and grants, and a consultant to industry and government in these areas. He has over 100 publications, and has supervised 4 Ph.D. He is the Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore and The West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology.