Srinarayana Nagarathinam is a Senior Scientist and Lead Researcher for the biosafe and energy-smart building program at TCS Research. He holds a PhD from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sydney. Dr Nagarathinam is a recipient of the prestigious postdoctoral fellowship award by the Department of Science and Technology of the Australian government. He has extensive experience in thermal management of building systems, computational fluid dynamics, and heat transfer. His recent research interests include the application of physics-based and ML/AI-based techniques to optimal control of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.