Gowri Srinivasa graduated with a bachelors in Computer Science from PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore in 2004 and then worked with Prof. Jelena Kovacevic, obtaining her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008. Since September 2008, she has been a Professor at PES, heading the Center for Pattern Recognition. She has worked with over a hundred students at the undergraduate and graduate levels on various projects focusing primarily on the application areas of Biomedicine/ healthcare and Education and has designed and taught courses related to Data Science, such as data analytics, image and video processing and analysis, machine learning and natural language processing during the semester and over the summer. Gowri has been a Member of the IEEE since 2005 (Senior Member since 2014), an Associate Member of the TC of BISP during 2009-2013 and elected a Member of the TC for two consecutive terms: 2014-2016 and 2017-2019. She holds a patent from the USPTO (2014) for a multimodal communication assist device that helps people who are blind communicate with deaf-mute persons.