Dr Dinesh Babu Jayagopi is an Associate Professor at IIIT Bangalore since Dec 2013, where he heads the Multimodal Perception Lab. His research interests are in Audio-Visual Signal Processing, Applied Machine Learning, and Social Computing. He obtained his doctorate from Ecole Polytechnic Federale Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, beginning of 2011. He received the Outstanding paper award in the International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI), 2012, Idiap PhD student research award for the year 2009. Subsequently, his research papers with students has received Best paper awards and nominations. He has also received funding from several agencies including DST, CAIR(DRDO) and Accenture.