Mentors are a critical component of the Fellowship. We’re happy to have you onboard with us as a mentor whether it is a CSR project for your organization or just your passion for teaching!
Our ideal mentor possesses a robust technical background, holding a PhD in disciplines such as Data Science, Computer Science, Machine learning, Statistics, and/or boasting several years of hands-on experience in the industry.
We’re seeking mentors who embody a blend of technical expertise and unwavering passion for driving social impact. We welcome individuals who are not only seasoned professionals but also enthusiastic about collaborating with Fellows and our esteemed project partners in our mission to make a meaningful difference in society.
We prioritize mentors who bring extensive real-world problem-solving skills as well as experience in leading teams and working with students and industry partners.
Join us in nurturing high-caliber individuals with the will to do great things, and together, let’s spearhead the movement towards a transformative future for India.
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Dr. Sarabjot Singh Anand

Co-Founder and Head of Academics, Sabudh Foundation & Co-Founder, Tatras Data

Dr. Sarabjot Singh Anand is a Data Geek. He has been involved in the field of Machine Learning since the early 1990s and has derived immense pleasure in developing algorithms, applying them to real-world problems and training a host of data analysts in the capacity of being an academic and data analytics consultant.

Dr. Sukhjit Singh Sehra

Co-founder, Sabudh Foundation & Instructor at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

He is an expert in the areas of spatial data analysis and knowledge discovery in large complex databases. In particular, his the areas of expertise comprises geographical analysis, text analysis, Machine learning, social network analysis, and data visualization. He worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering with a Prestigious Institute of North Region, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, Punjab. He is actively involved in the usability and application of technology to solve social issues of Punjab.

Prof. Anirban Chakraborti

Research Advisor and Mentor at Sabudh Foundation

Anirban Chakraborti is a Professor at the School of Computational and Integrative Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Earlier, he had worked as an Associate Professor at the Chair of Quantitative Finance, École Centrale Paris, France, and as a Lecturer in Theoretical Physics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He obtained a Ph.D. in Physics from Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, India and later completed the Habilitation (HDR) in Physics from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France. He has more than two decades of experience as a scientist, working in many reputed universities and research institutions in India, Europe, Japan, and USA. He was awarded the prestigious Young Scientist Medal of the Indian National Science Academy in 2009.

Mr. Amitabh Lahiri

Chief Operating Officer at Sabudh Foundation & Tatras Data

Mr. Lahiri is an Electrical Engineering graduate from IIT Roorkee and he is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt as well as Certified Scrum Master. He has worked extensively in all spheres of Learning and has hands-on experience in designing and managing the entire learning life cycle in K-12. Higher Education. TVET, and Corporate Learning segments. He is an expert in the design and implementation of ICT-enabled learning architecture. He is well connected with the learning ecosystem in India and internationally.

Mr. Ramandeep Singh

Head of IoT Program at Sabudh Foundation & Associate Director at ODA

Design Thinker with more than 15 years of industrial experience in IoT, Embedded System Design, Radio Control and Machine Learning. Currently working as Associate Director at ODA and engaged in development of Drones and Radio control systems. His expertise include multi axis stabilization system, long range telemetry and autonomous flight control system. He Has presented couple of research papers on “NeuroFuzzy Adaptive Control System” in conjunction with National Physical Laboratory(New Delhi). And assisted in research work for special purpose machines deployed at IIT’s (Indian Institute of Technology) and NIT’s (National Institute of Technology).

He carries a passion for Water conservation, Agriculture, Energy optimization and believes in using technology for greater good.

He’s also the curator of IoT Coach, an open-source training kit to prepare oneself for the field of IoT and smart devices.

Mr. Atul Tripathi

Independent Consultant, Sabudh Foundation

Mr. Atul Tripathi was a Big Data and Artificial Intelligence consultant in National Security Council Secretariat (Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi, India) working in field of application of Artificial Intelligence for National Security. Atul is data scientist with 16 years of experience and interest in Artificial Intelligence, Social Media, Multilingual Unstructured Data Processing and Analysis. He has worked extensively on the AI policy and Data Protection Policy too for India. He is member of Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square and GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals). He has been ranked 6th in top 10 speakers and thinkers who have been influencing thoughts of the nation by SpeakIn (Asia’s largest platform of speakers and thought leaders).

Atul has developed Strategies & Self Learning applications using Artificial Intelligence for – National Security, IoT, IoE, IIoT, Indian Railways, Shipping, Human Speech Recognition, Image Processing. Atul has been teaching Anti Money Laundering, Risk Management, Artificial Intelligence and Policy implementation at various universities and institutions and industries. He is a well-known Keynote Speaker at various forums. He is an author of Machine Learning Cookbook (PACKT Publications). The book has been translated in Chinese. He is an advisor for setting up data science centre at IISER, Mohali.

Dr. Satnam Singh

Ph.D., Chief Data Scientist, Acalvio Technologies

Dr.Satnam is leading security data science development at Acalvio Technologies. Before Acalvio, he has worked at several MNCs – CA Technologies, Samsung, and General Motors. He has 10+ years of work experience in successfully building data products from concept to production or black-box model predictions using interpretable surrogate models.

Dr. Vikas Agrawal

Senior Principal Data Scientist at Oracle Fusion Analytics

Dr. Vikas Agrawal works as a Senior Principal Data Scientist at Oracle Fusion Analytics. His current interests are in automated discovery, anomaly detection, intelligent context-aware systems, with visual and textual explanations for black-box model predictions using interpret-able surrogate models.

Prof. Bhiksha Raj

Professor, LTI, Carnegie Mellon University

LTI Associate Professor Bhiksha Raj has been named to the 2017 class of IEEE fellows for his “contributions to speech recognition,” according to IEEE. He has had several contributions in the areas of robust speech recognition, audio analysis, and signal enhancement, and has pioneered the area of privacy-preserving speech processing.

Prof. Marko Grobelnik

Chair AI Lab, Jozef Stefan Institute, Digital Champion of Slovenia

Prof. Marko Grobelnik is an expert in the areas of analysis and knowledge discovery in large complex databases. Marko collaborates with major European and US academic institutions and consults industries such as British Telecom, Microsoft Research, Nature, New York Times, Bloomberg, and Accenture. Marko is the author of several books in the area of machine learning, data mining, text mining and semantic technologies and authors of many scientific papers. He is also W3C AC representative for IJS, CEO of the company Quintelligence and co-founder of the company Cycorp Europe.

Prof. Joao Gama

Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support, University of Porto

Prof. Joao Gama received his Licenciado degree from the Fac. of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal. In 2000 he received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Faculty of Sciences of the same University. He joined the Faculty of Economy where he holds the position of Associate Professor.

Prof. Nasir Rajpoot

University of Warwick

Prof.Nasir Rajpoot is Professor in Computer Science at the University of Warwick. He also holds an Honorary Scientist position at the Department of Pathology, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust.He is a Senior Member of IEEE and member of the ACM, the British Association of Cancer Research (BACR), and the European Association of Cancer Research (EACR).

Mr. Derick Jose

Founding Director, Flutura

Mr. Derick is the co-founder of Flutura Decision Sciences a niche AI &IIoT company focussed on impacting outcomes for the Engineering and Energy Industries. Flutura has been rated by Bloomberg as one of the fastest growing machine intelligence companies and its AI platform Cerebra has been certified to work with Halliburton and Hitachis platforms. Flutura has a lot of paying customers in upstream and downstream areas of Oil and Gas.

Mr. Atul Bansal

CEO, Timesys, USA

Mr. Atul Bansal, CEO, oversees the overall strategic direction of Timesys which provides embedded Linux software, tools, support, services and training to developers worldwide. A pioneer and industry leader in embedded Linux, Timesys’ product and services have been used across many industries Timesys has: developed its fourth-generation embedded Linux development tool.

Prof Ashish Ghosh

ISI Kolkata

Prof. Ashish Ghosh is a Professor & former Head of Machine Intelligence Unit and the In charge of Centre for Soft Computing Research at the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta. He is a member of the founding team that established the National Centre for Soft Computing Research at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata in 2004 with funding from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India.

Dr. Ganesh Mani

Adjunct Faculty Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Dr. Ganesh is a financial services domain expert and an accomplished entrepreneur in the area of embedding high-value IP in various business processes. One of his prior start-ups was acquired by State Street Bank, thereby creating the nucleus of State Street Global’s Advanced Research Center, which was the knowledge-locus for managing institutional portfolios worth several tens of billions of dollars.

Dr. Harpreet Singh

PhD, Founder & Co-CEO, Experfy, Harvard Innovation Launch Lab

Dr. Harpreet Singh works at the intersection of Blockchain, AI and Machine Learning, developing advanced cyrptoeconomic systems, roadmaps, algorithms and data products. In the past he has served as a Chief Analytics Officer and has also led cross-functional teams in global execution of product development, business strategy, operations, and technology functions. He managed the program management initiatives for sixty technology start-ups from Citigroup’s e-Citi Venture Portfolio Office. Harpreet subsequently established the Project Management Office for FX Alliance, a global foreign exchange platform, where he was responsible for enabling project and risk management functions for New York, London and Tokyo locations. Harpreet earned Master’s and PhD degrees from Harvard University, where he also served as a faculty member.

Mr. Kulmeet Singh

Chief Executive Officer, Founder, Twistle

Kulmeet spent the last decade in healthcare IT strategy, M&A, and product creation. This started when he founded Medremote, a company focused on changing the economics of medical transcription by using the Internet and speech recognition. He has degrees in Economics from the University of Chicago and in Computer Science from Columbia.

Dr. Sawinder Pal Kaur

Data Science Expert, SAP Labs India

She holds a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Connecticut and has around nine years of experience in both academics and industry. Currently, she is building a machine learning product from concept to production in the Telecom industry. She is also consulting for the other machine learning products that involve Student performance in an undergraduate program for US Universities, Fault diagnosis in transformers, and recommending the right machines for manufacturing bottles.

Before joining SAP, she was working in Shell India as a data scientist. She has also taught and given training in data science to professionals.

Sukhmeet Singh

Co-Founder at an Analytics and a Green Energy Startup

Sukhmeet Singh has over 15 years of experience in the areas of IT, Analytics, Agriculture and Strategy. Sukhmeet is a cofounder of two Analytics companies: ProdigyNumbers and SportsPanther. Sukhmeet is also engaged with Aston University (UK) and European Bioenergy Research Institute for setting up bio-energy plants in Punjab for converting paddy straw into energy products. In the past, Sukhmeet has worked as Associate Director at the Indian School of Business, working on research projects with Government and Industry in the Areas of IT, Agriculture and SMEs.

Mr. Mandeep Singh Kwatra

Independent Advisor and Consultant, MS Konsulting Ltd.

Mr. Mandeep is a Consulting Partner/ Director with global experience across business and technology having started his career with hands-on software development, elevated to project management and thereafter, management consulting – leading complex transformations and strategic advisory for clients in the Telecom, Education and Services industries. He is an advisor to Executive Dean, Faculty of Business, University of Plymouth; and has a US Patent to his credit in the area of Collaborative Customer Service Model. Mandeep has been advising start-up companies on their product roadmaps; working with industries/practitioners in adopting & applying disruptive technologies to day to day business problems.

Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal

Professor, Computer Science Department, Punjabi University, Patiala

Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal is a professor in the Computer Science Department, Punjabi University, Patiala and Director of the Advanced Centre for Technical Development of Punjabi Language Literature and Culture. He is noted for his work in the application of computer technology in the use of the Punjabi language both in the Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi script. A post graduate in Mathematics from Panjab University, he did his masters in Computer Science from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology and Ph.D. in Computer Science on Gurmukhi Optical Character Recognition (OCR) System from Punjabi University, Patiala.

Madhukar Kumar

Chief Analytics Officer,

Madhukar is Chief Analytics Officer at & brings ~14 years of experience in artificial intelligence, data sciences, predictive analytics, machine learning, deep learning, text analytics, image/video analytics and consulting across a multitude of both global clients and verticals. He has previously worked with firms like American Express, GE Money, WNS, SG Analytics & Upgrad. He has been conferred “Lifetime distinguished membership” of the Leaders Excellence @ Harvard Square group (an exclusive online leadership community, headquartered at Massachusetts,US) and also a certified Advanced Analytics expert with Experfy, Harvard innovation launch lab, Boston.

Madhukar was featured as one of the CDOs in the news globally by CDO Club New York in Jan 2020. Madhukar was awarded “AI Leader of the year” award in International Business and Academic Excellence Awards (IBAE-2019) in Dubai by GISR Foundation & American college of Dubai. His work on image analytics has been well received in the industry. “The Drone image Analytics” solution was judged as one of the Top 50 applications of AI and was awarded Nasscom AI game changer 2018 award. Also, It won “Stevie Gold award-2018” under “Best product/service of the year” category in London. He was rated as one of the Top 4 Data scientists from India by an Australian Advisory firm(Swami Associates) for significant contribution in science & Technology for Australian firms in 2015.

Madhukar has completed his Masters in Applied Statistics & Informatics from IIT Bombay. He is also interested in Academics and teaches data science, AI & ML and nurtures future data scientists across the globe. He is an advisor for setting up data science center at IISER, Mohali. He is a well known Keynote Speaker & Moderator in AI & Data science conferences. He is also a member of organizing committee of Gavin conferences for AI & Robotics conferences events across the globe.

Madhukar is a passionate athlete and has completed 1 Full Marathon, 5 half marathons, 1 Olympic triathlon (1.5k swimming, 40k cycling & 10k running), 2 Cyclothons (70k & 130k) , Sky Diving & Scuba diving.

Mr. Jaswinder Dhanjal

Founder and CEO of Twinpod Inc.

Seasoned digital health executive with 20+ years of software tech experience with firms in Europe and USA, with last 10+ years in digital health initiatives. Strategic thinker with sound Business and Technology acumen bringing disruption to the Digital Health and Insurance vertical. His Mantra – Keep finding Problems, Keep fixing and innovating.

Founder and CEO of Twinpod Inc, enabling healthcare interactions by connecting Imaging Centers, Physicians and Hospitals. Founder and CTO of DocGiant Inc, Insurtech solutions provider empowering Health plans, TPA and Brokers in making data driven decisions on selection of right cost-containment tools.

Mr. Dev Ganesan

CEO at PathFactory

Mr. Dev Ganesan currently serves as the CEO at Pathfactory. Additionally, he also serves on the Board of Directors of BrandMuscle and volunteers on the Board of DC Central Kitchen. Ganesan received the EY 2017 Entrepreneur-of-the-Year award, Future 50 award in 2014 and 2013, and was recognized as a Washington Tech Titan in 2013.

Dev has a successful track record of building and scaling companies in the digital, mobile, customer relationship management (CRM), and eCommerce industries. His specialties are in the fields of Strategy, M&A, strategic business development, IPO, fundraising, building teams, go-to-market planning, and execution.

Indranath Mukherjee

Analytics Practitioner

Indranath Mukherjee is an analytics practitioner with 2 decades of industry experience. Indranath has worked with organizations in Asia, Europe and the Americas to deliver high impact strategies that has driven quantifiable business value. In his current role, he leads the India Strategic Analytics team at AXA XL. He also drives the people strategy and communication and operations for the global team as the head of operation. His past employers include Deloitte, Accenture, EXL and Fractal Analytics. In 2018, Indranath was recognized as one of the top 50 minds in analytics in India by Analytics India Magazine. Indranath studied Economics at St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta for his bachelor’s degree and then completed his M.A. and M.Phil from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Outside of his work, Indranath is a published author and well recognized speaker and quiz master. He is one of the cofounders of GOAL den Times, which won the Best Established Football Blog Award” at the Football Blogging Awards, UK in 2015.

Dr. Avik Sarkar

Visiting Associate Professor, Data, Technology & Public Policy

Dr. Avik Sarkar is Faculty at the Indian School of Business working in the areas of Data, Emerging Technology, and Public Policy. At ISB, Dr. Sarkar is heading the development of India Data Portal (, a one-stop portal for analysis and visualization of government data. Dr. Sarkar was the former Head of Data Analytics Cell and Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India Aayog) premier policy think-tank of the Government of India. At NITI Aayog, Dr. Sarkar helped in developing a roadmap for use of data, analytics, and artificial intelligence for Governance, Policymaking across various sectors for India’s inclusive growth and led efforts towards setting up the first High-Performance Computing based Data Analytics Lab and Energy Modeling Unit at NITI Aayog.

Dr. Sarkar is a multiple TEDx speaker and has been nominated among the “Top 10 Data Scientists in India” in 2017 by the Analytics India Magazine and nominated as “LinkedIn Influencer” in the Technology space in 2015 for contribution and engaging discussions on the LinkedIn platform in areas related of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, etc.

Akhila Prabhakaran

Consultant Technologist with the Supercomputer Education and Research Centre (SERC) at IISc

Ms. Akhila is a Data and Software Product Architect with over 2 decades of experience in various domains, spanning diverse business verticals and academia.

She started her career at Infosys Tech. Ltd in 1997 and spent over 14 years as software architect and lead developer for travel technology products with Cornerstone Information Systems, USA (and India). She also worked as a consultant (through NIAS) to the department of Energy and Environment Research.

Currently, she is working as consultant technologist with the supercomputer education and research centre (SERC) at IISc.

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