Suhit Gupta got his Ph.D. in the Computer Science Department at Columbia University. He was affiliated with the Programming Systems Laboratory at Columbia, where he conducted research under the supervision of Dr. Gail E. Kaiser. He held the positions of Systems Administrator and Lab Manager in PSL, managing a hybrid network of 30+ Windows and UNIX machines, supporting 45+ users. He also managed over 40 undergraduate and graduate project students over the duration of his research.
Born in Lucknow, India in 1978, Suhit was educated at St. Vincent's College (Pune, India), Adelphi University (Garden City, NY, US), Oxford University (Oxford, UK), and Columbia University (New York, NY, US). He spent his undergraduate years majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. His primary research during those years revolved around Non-Euclidean Geometry and Higher Dimensional Mathematics and Differential Equations. He spent time at Oxford University working in the fields of Neural Networks, Astrophysics and Astronomy. In recognition of his hard work, he won the Presidential Scholarship, Adelphi University's highest scholarship award.
In 2000, he came to Columbia University and earned his Master's degree in Computer Science, focusing on collaborative virtual environments. The fruit of his effort resulted in the creation of the Columbia Hypermedia IMmersion Environment (CHIME). His thesis area was in collaborative virtual environments, contextualization, recommendation algorithms and the near real-time mapping of events in the pervasive and virtual worlds. He started his Ph.D. in 2001, initially working on synchronizing video streams over arbitrary and fluctuating bandwidths as part of the AI2TV project. His current work involves the creation of a context aware and predictive middleware.