Himanshu Asnani is an author, researcher, and translator.
Previously he held full-time faculty appointment in the School of Technology and Computer Science (STCS) at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai and visiting appointments at University of Washington-Seattle, Stanford University, and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. His research interests there included artificial intelligence, machine learning, information theory and statistics. He had received his B.Tech. from IIT Bombay and M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in Electrical Engineering. After his post-graduation, he worked in Ericsson Silicon Valley following which he got involved in some of his edu-startups which especially focussed on fostering education in underprivileged areas of developing countries with minimal access to English, internet, and electricity. His awards include the Stanford Graduate Fellowship, Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award and the Amazon Catalyst Fellowship.
A connoisseur of literature, linguistics, and classical music, Himanshu also actively researches in the areas of philosophy, social psychology, and medieval history. Horizons, a short story collection, is his debut work of fiction.