Deblina Sarkar was born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. She received her B.Tech. Degree in Electronics Engineering from the Indian School of Mines University (ISMU), Dhanbad, in 2008. Her undergraduate research was focused on novel nanoscale device design and spintronics which led to the publication of one journal paper and five papers in refereed international conferences. She also won the Best Paper Award in the Annual Paper Meet at the technical fest organized by ISMU. During the summer of 2007, she worked as an intern in Prof. Laurens Molenkamp's Spintronics group at Wurzburg University, Germany. In Fall 2008, she joined Prof. Banerjee's Nanoelectronics group at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as an MS/Ph.D. student. Her research was focused on exploring novel techniques for improving the energy-efficiency and performance of nano-devices. She received her Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Summer 2015.