Prof. Ashok Gupta is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi. He obtained his B. Tech. in Civil Engineering from IIT Delhi in 1979 and Ph. D. from IIT Delhi in 1984. He has about thirty years of research and teaching experience in India and abroad. He has supervised five Ph. D thesis, several M. Tech. and B. Tech projects. He has published a number of books and more than eighty papers in leading journals and peer reviewed conferences. His areas of specialization include earthquake engineering, health monitoring of structures and e-learning. He has held visiting research and teaching appointments at MIT (USA), EPFL (Switzerland) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). He has been Professor-in-charge Planning from 2004 to 2007, Dean of Alumni Affairs and International Programmes from 2007 to 2011, Dean, Infrastructure from 2012 to 2014 in IIT, Delhi and is currently Member, Board of Governors of IIT Delhi.