Dr. Vishwesh Kulkarni received PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 2001. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001-03, and at the University of Colorado, Boulder, 2004-05. He was an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2006-10, and a Research Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, 2011-13. He has authored 18 journal papers and has co-edited a 2-volume book. He is a co-director of the iGEM program at the University of Warwick and an International Recruiter for India and Taiwan for the School of Engineering of the University of Warwick.