Ashok C. Popat received the SB and SM degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering in 1986 and 1990, and the PhD from the MIT Media Lab in 1997. He is a Research Scientist at Google in Mountain View, CA. Prior to joining Google in 2005 he worked at Xerox PARC. His interests include signal processing, data compression, machine translation, and pattern recognition. He enjoys running, skiing, sailing, hiking, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.