Kasturi Dewi Varathan, is currently an associate professor at the Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaya, Malaysia. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the National University of Malaysia. Her main research focus is in the field of Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Information Retrieval. Dr.Kasturi has published in several high-ranked journals and conferences. Her research on data analytics won several awards in international and national level competitions. Research institutions too have gained from her expertise. She was a Master of Data Science Coordinator at the Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaya. She has served as visiting scientist to the Information Systems Research Group of the Faculty of Informatics, University of Lugano, Switzerland as well as research fellow at the Institute of Visual Informatics, National University of Malaysia. Dr.Kasturi has also secured national and international grants. Some of the prominent grants that she has received are Prototype Research Grant from the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia and Swiss Education, Research and Innovation Grant from Switzerland. She is also a recipient of the prestigious Leadership in Innovation Fellowship award by the United Kingdom and Malaysian Government.