Anil Kumar S. Vullikanti is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science and Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. He received his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, and a Technical Staff Member at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. His research interests are in the broad areas of approximation and randomized algorithms, dynamical systems, wireless networks, social networks, computation epidemiology and the modeling, simulation and analysis of socio-technical systems. His work has been published in journals and conferences in different areas, such as Nature, Journal of the ACM, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, SIAM Journal on Computing and Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Computing. His name appears as V.S. Anil Kumar on most publications. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award and the DOE Early Career award.