Dr Kalyan Veeramachaneni is a Computer Scientist whose research currently focuses on developing automation technologies for data science - the field that focuses on methods and technologies that enable deriving insights from data. To enable machines to perform the same tasks as a data scientist, without supervision, Kalyan and his team observed the tasks humans do as data scientists for years and ultimately built machines/algorithms that emulate human intelligence involved in a data science endeavour. He has founded “The human data interaction” project which aims to enable humans and software to interact seamlessly and thus efficiently derive insights from the data. Additionally, during the past three years, Kalyan has built predictive models from data for a number of important societal problems. Kalyan is currently a Principal Research Scientist at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at MIT. He leads a group called Data-to-AI at MIT. Kalyan is also co-founder of PatternEx (www.patternex.com/). He received his Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Syracuse University in 2009.