R. Srikant is one of two Co-Directors of the C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute, jointly headquartered at UIUC and Berkeley, which is a consortium of universities (Stanford, MIT, CMU, UChicago, Princeton, Berkeley and UIUC) and industries (C3.ai and Microsoft) aimed at promoting research on AI, ML. IoT and cloud computing for the betterment of society. He is also the Fredric G. and Elizabeth H. Nearing Endowed Professor of ECE and the Coordinated Science Lab at UIUC. His research interests are in machine learning, AI, communication networks and applied probability. He is the winner of the 2019 IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award, the 2017 Applied Probability Society Best Publication Award and the 2015 IEEE INFOCOM Achievement Award. He also won the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.