I currently work at Google, hoping to make your search experience better. Before that, in February 2009, I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at Penn State. I was advised by Prof. James Z. Wang and Prof. Jia Li. Even earlier, I finished a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur in July 2004, which at 150 years is one of the first technical schools built in India. I was a recipient of the Glenn Singley Memorial Graduate Fellowship in Engineering for the incoming academic year 2004-05 at Penn State. My research interests lie in statistical modeling and machine learning based analysis, interpretation, inferencing, and organization of data for a range of applications, e.g., image content analysis, content-based image search, aesthetic quality inference, bioinformatics, business analytics, and social networks. More recently, I have been interested in machine learning approaches to Web and text analysis.