I was born in Calcutta, India in 1974. Even though, technically, that makes me a "bengali babu", my parents soon moved back to their native Mumbai (Bombay), which is where I spent most of my childhood and teenage years. In 1995, I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where I spent eight wonderful years. In 2003, I moved further north to rainy Seattle, a city that I am still discovering.
I did my undergraduate studies in Computer Engineering at the Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute in the University of Mumbai. In 1995, I moved the United States to start a graduate career at the Computer Science Division in the University of California at Berkeley. Under the expert guidance of Professor Eric Brewer and with the support of countless of graduate students and professors, I finished my Ph.D. in the year 2000. After a three-year stint at AT&T Labs--Research in Menlo Park, CA, I joined Intel Research Seattle, where I get to do lots of cool stuff. Visit my research page for the latest and greatest on what I am working on.
During my sojourn at Berkeley, I met lots of cool people. The coolest amongst them is Tom. He has been by my side for six years and counting (as of 2005).
Apart from my interest in all things geeky, I love to travel. Check out my photos from travels around the globe. I have always wanted to visit all of the "natively inhabited" continents (i.e., all except Antarctica). Finally in February 2005, I landed in Sydney, Australia and completed my goal!