Kalyan is a Principal Research Scientist in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS, MIT). Previously he was a Research Scientist at CSAIL (CSAIL, MIT). His primary research interests are in machine learning and building large scale statistical models that enable discovery from large amounts of data. His research is at the intersection of Big data, machine learning and data science. He directs a research group called Data to AI in the new MIT Institute for Data Systems and Society (IDSS). The group is interested in Big data science and Machine learning, and is focussed on how to solve foundational issues preventing artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions to reach their full potential for societal applications.