Varun Aggarwal
Co-founder & CTO, Aspiring Minds

Varun Aggarwal cofounded Aspiring Minds with his brother Himanshu Aggarwal in 2008, and together the two have built it into the world’s job credentialing leader. As CTO, Varun oversees delivery, operations product design, research and new initiatives.

Varun is a recognized expert on developing and applying statistical learning and optimization techniques to real world problems, including circuit modeling and design, parallel processing and network coding. His work has been published in more than 20 technical publications and he has five US patents pending, including for algorithms he developed for Aspiring Minds.

He is the founder of the MIT India Reading Group, a platform for collaborative research on socio economic issues in India, which has completed more than 65 meetings. He also is the cofounder of CURE, an organization working against hazing in India.

Varun was awarded the HUMIES award in 2006 for developing algorithms that mimic human intelligence and the AWA award for his article on Bose's contribution to invention of radio. He has been a speaker and panelist at Harvard University, MIT, INSEAD and IBM Research Center (NYC).