Chanchal Pramanik is a Ph.D. student studying Regional Science in the Department of City and Regional Planning. His primary research interest is rural-urban dynamics and how they can benefit rural economies, with a focus on digital technologies. Prior to Cornell, Chanchal worked as a Data Scientist with the Digital Farming Initiatives (mKRISHI®) group of Tata Consultancy Services’ 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 holds a master’s degree in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University, a master’s degree in Agricultural Statistics from Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, and a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan.