Animashree Anandkumar joined NVIDIA as director of machine learning research in 2018 and has been a Bren professor in the CMS department at Caltech since 2017. Her research spans both theoretical and practical aspects of machine learning. In particular, she has spearheaded research in tensor-algebraic methods, large-scale learning, deep learning, probabilistic models, and non-convex optimization. Anima is the recipient of several awards such as the Alfred. P. Sloan Fellowship, NSF Career Award, Young investigator awards from the Air Force and Army research offices, faculty fellowships from Microsoft, Google and Adobe, and several best paper awards. She is the youngest named professor at Caltech, the highest honor bestowed to an individual faculty. She is part of the World Economic Forum's Expert Network consisting of leading experts from academia, business, government and the media. Anima received her B.Tech in electrical engineering from IIT Madras in 2004 and her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2009. She was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT, visiting researcher at Microsoft Research New England, assistant professor and associate professor at U.C. Irvine, and principal scientist at Amazon Web Services.