I am a Research Associate at the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. I received a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in August 2016. After finishing my Ph.D., I joined the Department of Mathematics at Louisiana State University as a Postdoctoral Fellow and worked on numerical methods and analysis of the peridynamics theory of fracture. I moved to UT Austin in August 2019 to further expand my expertise and knowledge in computational mechanics. My research interests include solids and granular media mechanics, fracture mechanics, multiphysics and multiscale modeling, and applications of neural networks to engineering problems.
In Fall 2021, I taught two undergraduate courses on numerical methods. I am serving the Journal of Peridynamics and Nonlocal Modeling as one of the associate editors and the Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS) as topic editor. Recently, I joined the editorial team of Scientific Reports as an Editorial Board Member.
PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
ME in Mechanical Engineering, 2012
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
BE in Mechanical Engineering, 2010
Govt. Engineering College, Raipur, India
CMAME, JMPS, SINUM, M3AS, JALCOM, PHYSA, Mathematical Reviews (AMS)
With David Fuentes at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA. Awarded under the MDACC-Oden-TACC joint initiative. $50k (Sep 2020 – Aug 2021)
Development and application of neural networks to accelerate scientific computing in areas of mechanistic simulation, parameter estimation, model selection, and optimization of materials and structures.
Develop efficient and parallel computational methods for class of nonlocal models such as Peridynamics and nonlocal diffusion equations
Development and analysis of models of tumor growth, angiogenesis, drug therapy, and metastasis