Ganesh Subbarayan is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He began his professional career at IBM Corporation (1990-1993). He holds a B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering (1985) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and his M.S. (1989) and Ph. D. (1991) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. Dr. Subbarayan's core research is broadly concerned with developing computational techniques to seamlessly integrate CAD with CAE while practical aspects of his research are to model and experimentally characterize failure in microelectronic devices and assemblies. He was a pioneer in using geometric models directly for analysis, popularly referred to as Isogeometric Analysis. As an independent consultant, he contributed to ensuring reliable designs of Microsoft Kinect and Surface line of products. Among others, Dr. Subbarayan is a recipient of the 2005 Mechanics Award from the ASME EPP Division and the NSF CAREER award. He is a Fellow of ASME as well as IEEE, and he served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging during 2002-2010. He also served as the topical editor for John Wiley’s Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering during 2011-2012.