Professor Suvrit Sra is an Associate Professor in the EECS department at MIT. He is also a core faculty member of the Institute for Data Systems and Society (IDSS) and PI in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS). He is a member of the MIT ML-group (ml.mit.edu) and is also affialited with the Statistics and Data Science Center. His research spans multiple topics in mathematical optimization, in particular for machine learning (he has published an edited book "Optimization for Machine Learning", MIT Press, 2011). More broadly, his research covers theory of deep learning, discrete probability theory, as well as topics in differential geometry and combinatorics. His applied interests range across synthetic biology, signal processing, healthcare AI, and "data-driven science."