Shivkumar Kalyanaraman serves as Program Director, Special Initiatives, IBM Research – India, Bangalore responsible for transformative innovation in renewables (esp solar), energy storage and electrified transportation. Till recently he was the Chief Scientist, IBM Research – Australia, Melbourne, Australia. Previously, he was Senior Manager of the Next Gen Systems & Smarter Planet Solutions Department, and Senior Researcher at IBM India Research Labs Bangalore; and earlier served as manager of the Next Generation Telecom Research group and a Research Staff Member since 2008. Prior to joining IBM, he was a Professor at the Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute inTroy, NY. He received a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India in July 1993 followed by M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the Ohio State University in 1994 and 1997 respectively. He also holds an Executive M.B.A. (EMBA) degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2005). His current research in IBM is at the intersection of emerging wireless technologies and IBM middleware and systems technologies with applications to large-scale smarter planet problems (grids, traffic, finance etc). He was selected by MIT’s Technology Review Magazine in 1999 as one of the top 100 young innovators for the new millenium. He served as the TPC Co-chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2008, and as the General co-chair of ACM SIGCOMM 2010 in New Delhi. He has served on the editorial board of IEEE/ACM Transactions of Networking. He is a Fellow of IEEE and an ACM Distinguished Scientist, and recently named Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE).