Tanuja is a principal research manager at Microsoft Research. Previously she co-founded and was CTO of and energy research startup, DataGlen, that developed AI + IoT powered platforms to manage distributed energy resources such as solar plants, energy storage, and microgrids. Tanuja has more than 13 years of industry experience in building large scale system design and innovation projects. Tanuja has received a number of prestigious awards, among them, MIT TR35 2014 global young innovators award, IEEE Bangalore - Woman Technologist of the year 2018, IBM Eminence and Excellence award for embedded analytics energy initiatives and IBM first invention plateau award. She has more than 15 scientific publications and is the recipient of 5 US patents.