Dr. Chirag Variawa received his PhD from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. In 2009, he received his undergraduate degree in Materials Science Engineering from the same institution. Chirag is a well-published author of many scholarly articles, and a former member of the Board of Governors at the University of Toronto. His multi-disciplinary research uses principles from artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, higher education and aspects of neuroscience to investigate the design of engineering learning environments. In his leisure time, he enjoys tinkering with cars and electronics.