Vineeth N Balasubramanian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India. His research interests include machine learning, computer vision and their applications to real-world problems, broadly in human behavior understanding. He completed his PhD at Arizona State University in 2010, where his dissertation on the Conformal Prediction framework was nominated for the Outstanding PhD Dissertation at the Department of Computer Science. He has over 50 research publications including articles in premier peer-reviewed venues (such as IEEE TPAMI, IEEE TNNLS, ACM KDD, IEEE CVPR, IEEE ICDM), 3 patents under review and an edited book on a recent development in machine learning called Conformal Prediction. He has also received Best Paper Awards, including at the IEEE HiPC Student Research Symposium 2014, as well as at IEEE HAVE 2008. His current research focuses on deep learning, its applications and its interconnection with optimization methods.