Devavrat Shah is currently a Jamieson career development associate professor with the department of electrical engineering and computer science, MIT. He is a member of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) and Operations Research Center (ORC). He received his Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1999 with the Presidents of India Gold Medal – awarded to the best graduating student across all engineering disciplines. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2004. His doctoral thesis titled “Randomization and Heavy Traffic Theory: New Approaches for Switch Scheduling Algorithms” was completed under supervision of Balaji Prabhakar. His thesis was adjudged winner of George B. Dantzig best dissertation award from INFORMS in 2005. After spending a year between Stanford, Berkeley and MSRI, he started teaching at MIT in Fall 2005.