After receiving his B.Tech & M.Tech (Dual Degree) in Aerospace Engineering in 2007, Sivaram Ambikasaran joined Stanford University to obtain his Ph.D. in Computational and Mathematical Engineering in 2013. At Stanford, he received the Centennial Teaching Award for outstanding teaching in the School of Engineering. From September 2013 to May 2015, he was an Assistant Professor (Courant Instructor) at the Courant Institute, New York. Subsequently, he received the INSPIRE faculty award from the Department of Science & Technology, India and was a faculty from July 2015 to March 2016 at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, before moving to the wonderful Indian Institute of Science as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computational and Data Science in April 2016. In September 2017, he decided to move to Chennai to be with his partner in crime. He is also a recipient of the Young Scientist Research Award from the Department of Atomic Energy, India. His broad area of research is in computational and applied mathematics with a strong focus on constructing highly accurate fast algorithms leveraging approximation theory and numerical linear algebra. He can be found at his office HSB 241C or roaming around the beaches in Chennai.