Dr. Soumitra Sengupta is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University and leads a clinical information development team providing informatics services to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Additionally, he participates in technical and system architecture functions in Information Technology at the Medical Center and the Hospital. He earned a BE degree in electrical and electronics engineering at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, followed by MS and PhD degrees in computer science at the State University of New York in Stony Brook. Dr. Sengupta’s work centers around informatics applications in clinical settings and teaching health information privacy and security concepts and practice. His research interests include systems management, information and systems architecture, information security, and metrics.