Ipshita graduated with a B. Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Institute of Engineering and Management, Kokata (India) in 2010, and a M. Tech in Fibre Optics and Lightwave Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India) in 2012. As a part of her masters' thesis, she worked on the design methodologies for Optical Interconnect Topologies in Network-on-Chip with bit-error rate (BER) and Transmit Power Constraints. Ipshita joined the Cornell Nanophotonics Group in 2014, to pursue her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Her research interests include photonic devices, designing efficient network on chip topologies and work on advance modulation formats for photonic and wireless devices. Ipshita plays ping-pong, badminton, enjoys travelling, hiking, reading and playing Sudoku.