Birthplace: Calcutta (now called Kolkata), India.
Family: Wife Mita, 1 son Rishov (age 17 years).
- B.E. (Hons.) in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering, 1988, Jadavpur University, India;
- M.S. in computer science, 1991, School of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando;
- Ph.D. in computer science, 1994, School of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.
First Job: Hardware Customer Support Engineer, Nelco, Bombay, India.
Present Job: Professor, CGU; Program Director, Master’s degree in Health Information Management.
Favorite Website: cnnfn.com, my.yahoo.com, ebay.com, amazon.com, www.saavn.com/
Most recent books read: The Lost Symbol, Angel & Demons, The New New Thing, Crossing the Chasm, Forbes Best Minds in Business, Da Vinci Code, The World is Flat, Freakonomics
Favorite Food: Indian (of course), followed by Thai food.
Favorite Restaurant: Ashiana in Diamond Bar, Zyka in Atlanta, China Town in Toronto, Grain of Salt (Kolkata), Shaan in Cerritos, Bangkok Blue in La Verne, Tadka in Apharetta.
Favorite Movies: A Few Good Men, Enter the Dragon, 3 idiots (Hindi), Sholay (Hindi), All Satyajit Ray movies.
Leisure activities: working in my home studio, playing keyboard, recording and composing songs, watching TV.
Favorite Singer/Composer: Too many to mention. But R D Burman, Jagjit Singh, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Eagles, Pink Floyd, Neil Diamond and Beatles are at the top.
Car: 2006 Mercedes Benz E350; Would like to try an Electric Smart Car.
Favorite Actor: Amitabh Bachchan (Bollywood), Nana Patekar (Bollywood), Tom Hanks (Hollywood), Hritik Roshan (Bollywood), Clint Eastwood (Hollywood).
Favorite City: Manhattan (NYC), San Franscisco, CA; Bombay, India; Shangahi, China.