Venkatesh Sarangan is a Principal Scientist at TCS Research and Innovation and heads the “Next Generation Grids” Research Program. Along with his fellow scientists, he currently develops AI-driven, domain-infused, digital solutions that make electrical grids agile, intelligent, and future ready. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai. He has received his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA. He has worked with the Computer Science department at Oklahoma State University, as an Assistant Professor and then as a tenured Associate Professor.