Barna Saha is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland College Park in 2011. After spending three years as a research scientist at AT&T Shannon Laboratories, she joined UMass Amherst in September 2014. Her research interests span theoretical computer science, specifically algorithm design and analysis, discrete optimization, applied probability, and foundational aspects of large-scale data management. She is the recipient of a NSF CAREER Award (2017), a Google Faculty Award (2016), a Yahoo Academic Career Enhancement Award (2015), and a NSF CRII Award (2015).