Sujatha Ramdorai did her Ph.D in Bombay University/Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in the area of Quadratic forms over function fields and Witt rings of varieties. She currently works in the area of Algebraic Number Theory, specifically Iwasawa theory. Her other interests also include the study of motives from a categorical point of view. She was a Humboldt Research Fellow in 1997-1998 and is a Fellow of all the three Academies in India. She currently holds a Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia. She s a winner of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for Mathematical Sciences (2004) and the ICTP Ramanujan Award (2006). She was a Member of the National Knowledge Commission from 2007-2009 and is currently a Member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India and a Member of the National Innovation Council.