Sampriti Bhattacharyya is a roboticist and the founder of Hydroswarm, a Boston based underwater drone startup. She is a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at MIT, with a MS in Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State and a BS in Electrical Engg. Hydroswarm has applications ranging from defense & security to consumers that have gained both national and international attention, being featured by leading outlets like Forbes, The Guardian, Smithsonian, Techcrunch and many others. Sampriti has been as named one of Forbes 30 under 30, Class of 2016; Robohub’s 25 Women in Robotics, 2014; and Connected World’s 2016 Women of M2M. She is an active advocate for women in STEM fields.