Gautam Das is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Head of Database Exploration Laboratory (DBXLab) at the University of Texas at Arlington. He has also held positions at Microsoft Research and the University of Memphis. He graduated with a B.Tech from IIT Kanpur, India, and with a Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research interests span data mining, information retrieval, big data management, social media analytics, and theoretical algorithms. His research has resulted in over 150+ papers, many of which have appeared in premier conferences and journals such as SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE, KDD, TODS, and TKDE. His work has received several awards, including the IEEE ICDE 2012 Influential Paper award, Best Student Paper Award of CIKM 2013, VLDB Journal special issues on Best Papers of VLDB 2012 and 2007, Best Paper of ECML/PKDD 2006, and Best Paper (runner up) of ACM SIGKDD 1998. Dr. Das is in the Editorial Board of ACM TODS and IEEE TKDE, and has served the organization and program committees of numerous premier conferences. His research has been supported by NSF, ONR, Department of Education, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Microsoft Research, Nokia Research, and Cadence Design Systems.