Siba Smarak Panigrahi is a tenth-standard student from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He was the state champion in Mental Mathematics Abacus, 2009 and the recipient of many awards like the Brain Quest, 2011, International Math and Science Olympiad, i-Genius Max Life Insurance, 2014 and Rivokids, 2014. He is one of the fifty students who got selected for Kendriya Vidyalaya Junior Mathematics Olympiad (KVJMO), 2015. He has received many laurels in debates, essay competitions and drawing competitions at both school and regional levels. He is fond of reading fiction. Finding Alpha is the first book by the author and at present he is writing two other novels.