Varun Gupta is an Assistant Professor of Operations at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Gupta holds a PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. He completed his undergraduate studies in computer science and engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, where he was awarded the President's Gold Medal. Professor Gupta studies stochastic modeling and optimization, applied probability, algorithm design and analysis, and mechanism design. He is particularly interested in modeling and optimization of resource allocation policies for multi-server and distributed systems (e.g., cloud infrastructure, health care, and smart grids) from a queueing theoretic perspective. Outside of academia, he has spent time as a research intern at Bell Laboratories, Alacatel-Lucent and Microsoft Research. Additionally, during 2011-12 he was a postdoctoral researcher at Google Research in New York.