Dr. Dhinesh Babu L.D received his B.E in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and M.E in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Madras and PhD in Computing and IT from VIT University. He is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Information Technology and Engineering at VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. He has served as Chair of Software Engineering Department and as the HoD of M.Tech (Software Engineering) 5 year integrated programme at VIT. He was instrumental in setting up the Software Engineering and CASE tools labs at VIT University. He has around 19 years of experience in Academics and Research. He has published several papers in reputed journals and conferences. His research paper titled “Honey bee behavior inspired load balancing of tasks in cloud computing environments” published in Elsevier’s Applied Soft Computing Journal with Thomson Reuters Impact Factor of 3.3 is a contributor to the H-index of VIT university having received 184 google scholar citations and 85 Scopus citations. His recently guided PhD work on Information Spreading in Online Social Networks has led to a Cumulative TR Impact Factor of 7 with papers published in reputed journals like Knowledge Based Systems, Neurocomputing and Fuzzy Systems. He is a reviewer for several IEEE, ACM, Elsevier and Springer Journals. His research interests include Social Computing, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, Software Engineering and Recommender Systems.