I use probability, statistics, and machine learning to build tools to quantify risks to the built environment from natural hazards. My research has led to improvements in the quantification of seismic hazard and risk, and better characterization of earthquake ground-motions in the near-fault region.
I am a postdoctoral associate at Virginia Tech, where I work with Prof. Adrian Rodriuez-Marek's research group. My research at Virginia Tech involves quantification of uncertainty in ground-motion intensity predictions resulting from site, source, and path effects. Prior to joining Virginia Tech I earned my PhD in Structural Engineering, and M.S. in Statistics from Stanford University. I earned my B.Tech degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Kanpur in India. During my time at Stanford, I worked with Prof. Jack Baker, and proposed a probabilistic framework to incorporate the effects of near-fault directivity in seismic hazard assessment as part of my doctoral research.
I hold regular office hours. Anyone seeking help with probability, statistics, machine learning, seismic hazard, etc., is welcomed to drop by. Check the side bar for information about the office hours. For more information about me take a look at my CV.