Mausam is the first head of the newly formed School of Artificial Intelligence at IIT Delhi. He is also a Professor of Computer Science department at IIT Delhi, and an affiliate faculty member at University of Washington, Seattle. His research explores several threads in artificial intelligence, including scaling probabilistic planning algorithms, large-scale information extraction over the Web, and enabling complex computation over crowdsourced platforms. He received his PhD from University of Washington in 2007 and a B.Tech. from IIT Delhi in 2001. He has been awarded the AAAI Senior Member status for his long-term participation in AAAI and distinction in the field of artificial intelligence. He was ranked the 65th most influential AI scholar for the last decade by ArnetMiner.