Ram D. Sriram is currently the chief of the Software and Systems Division, Information Technology Laboratory, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Prior to joining NIST, he was on the engineering faculty (1986-1994) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was instrumental in setting up the Intelligent Engineering Systems Laboratory. Sriram has co-authored or authored more than 250 publications, including several books. Sriram received many awards including a Presidential Young Investigator Award from NSF (19890; ASME Design Automation Award (2011); and Distinguished Career in Engineering Sciences Award from the Washington Academy of Sciences (2015). Sriram is a Fellow of ASME and AAAS, a member (life) of ACM, a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member (life) of AAAI, and a member (life) of the Washington Academy of Sciences. Sriram has a B.Tech. from IIT, Madras, India, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.