Dr. Anand Patwardhan obtained his B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT-Bombay and later obtained his M.S. in Environmental Science & Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy, both from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Patwardhan is currently a professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. He earlier served as the Head of the School of Management from 2003-2004, and then moved to New Delhi as Executive Director of the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), in the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India from 2004-2008. Dr. Patwardhan works in the broad area of environment – climate studies, focusing on the assessment of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, and on the diffusion and adoption of clean technology. He has been a member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF); and a coordinating lead author for the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and for the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Dr. Patwardhan is co-chair of the Scientific Steering Committee for the Global Carbon Project, and is a member of a core consultative group on climate change for the Indian government.