Professor Ashwini Chhatre is the Executive Director of the Bharti Institute of Public Policy and is the Academic Chair, AMPPP at ISB. He is the principal investigator of India Data Portal Project. He was the Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Fellow in Sustainability Science at Harvard University during 2006-07 and served as a faculty member in the Department of Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign between 2007-2014, before joining ISB. He also served as Director of Revitalizing Rainfed Area Network, India. He has spent 11 years working with local communities and social movements on democratic governance of natural resources in India.