Mrinmaya Sachan has a Ph.D. from the Machine Learning Department in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University and a B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kanpur. His research is in the interface of machine learning, natural language processing, knowledge discovery and reasoning. He is currently very interested in building machine learning models for machine reading - how can we build background knowledge of the world by extracting knowledge from text and incorporate the extracted background knowledge to solve problems that truly require reasoning.
Dr. Sachan also has a personally maintained website which can be found at http://www.ttic.edu/sachan.