Karthik Shankar is Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta. He completed M.S. (2002) and Ph.D. (2007) degrees in Electrical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. He was an Eastman Kodak research fellow (2003) at Penn State University. He joined the University of Alberta in 2009. From 2012-2017, he held a secondment to Canada’s NRC National Institute for Nanotechnology as a Research Officer. He is a recipient of the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. He has authored over 150 journal articles that have collectively been cited almost 20,000 times. He has a h-index of 55.