Animashree Anandkumar, Ph.D., joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in July 2010. She received a B.Tech. in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 2004, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 2009. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the Stochastic Systems Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.