Arvind Easwaran was born in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India, in 1979. In 2001 he graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Computer Engineering from Mumbai University, India. After that he had a brief stint first at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, as a Project Engineer with Prof. Subramani Arunkumar, and then at Infosys Technologies Ltd. as a Software Engineer. In 2005 he was awarded the Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) degree, and in 2008 he was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree, both in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. His academic advisors were Prof. Insup Lee and Prof. Oleg Sokolsky. During PhD studies, he also had a brief stint at Honeywell, Advanced Technology, as a research intern. Since January 2009, he has been working at CISTER as a research scientist in the area of real-time scheduling theory.