Chanchal is a first year M.S./Ph.D. student in the field of Applied Economics and Management. His primary research interests lie in exploring data science concepts for rural livelihood development and policy interventions for the use of data. Prior to Cornell, Chanchal worked as a Data Scientist with the Digital Farming Initiatives (mKRISHI®) group of Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS) Innovation Lab. He is a member of the Committee on Agricultural Statistics of the International Statistical Institute, representing young statisticians. He is a certified Chartered Statistician and Six Sigma Black Belt, accredited by the Royal Statistical Society and Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi respectively. Chanchal received his Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan and Master’s degree in Agricultural Statistics from Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad.