Dr. Kalpana Mahalingam is an Associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, IIT Madras. She joined IITM in September 2008 after having worked as a PDF in the Department of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada, for 4 years. She has her Bachelors degree from University of Madras, Masters from IITM and Ph.d. from University of South Florida, all in Mathematics. She has totally 16 years of teaching and research experience. Her broad area of research includes Bio-Molecular computing and Discrete Mathematics.