Dr. Gautam Shroff is Vice President & Chief Scientist, Tata Consultancy Services and heads TCS’ Innovation Lab in Delhi, India, He has developed and taught this course in an adjunct capacity at IIT Delhi and IIIT Delhi. Prior to joining TCS in 1998, Dr. Shroff had been on the faculty of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA and thereafter of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. He has also held visiting positions at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA, and at Argonne National Labs in Chicago. In 1994 he was conferred the "Young Scientist Award" from the Department of Atomic Energy (Govt. of India). Dr. Shroff has published over 30 research papers in the areas of computational mathematics, parallel computing, distributed systems, software architecture, software engineering, and information fusion. He has also written two books “Enterprise Cloud Computing” published by Cambridge University Press in 2010, and "The Intelligent Web", published by Oxford University Press in 2013. Dr. Shroff graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, in 1985 and received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA, in 1990.