Chaitanya is a renowned data scientist, is a graduate of IIT Chennai, and holds a Ph.D. from MIT. He has worked in technology and Financial services companies such as Yahoo, Bell Labs, Lehman Brothers, and Investment Technology Group. Bandi specializes in the problems of decision making under uncertainty with applications to operations management. He has focused on developing optimization-based models, particularly Robust Optimization models, to formulate and solve the key problems in many of these applications. He has worked on the problems of modeling and analysis of large-scale queueing systems, mechanism design problems, optimal portfolio construction and hedging, etc.