Rohit Prabhavalkar received his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University, USA, in 2013. Following his PhD, Rohit joined the Speech Technologies group at Google where he is currently a Staff Research Scientist. At Google, his research has focused primarily on developing compact acoustic models which can run efficiently on mobile devices, and on developing improved end-to-end automatic speech recognition systems. Rohit has co-authored over 50 refereed papers, which have received two best paper awards (ASRU 2017; ICASSP 2018). He currently serves as a member of the IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee (2018-2021) and as an associate editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing.