about me

I am a Water Resources Engineer and Multi-hazards Researcher. I’m currently pursuing a PhD in Civil Engineering (Major: Water Resources Engineering) in the Coastal Risks and Engineering Lab at the University of Central Florida (UCF). I’ve been working on a National Academy of Sciences funded project “The New First Line of Defense: Building Community Resilience through Residential Risk Disclosure”. My work involves multi-hazards risk analysis and studying hydrometeorological extreme events and their interrelationships using machine learning and statistical methods.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering, with emphasis on Water Resources Engineering, from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (India). I received the Erasmus Mundus Fellowship from European Commission for pursuing an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree Program in Water Science and Engineering with specialization in Flood Risk Management at four different European universities, Technische Universität Dresden — TU Dresden (Germany), UNESCO-IHE (the Netherlands), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain) and University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). Before joining the UCF, I was working at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France as a MOPGA Researcher. My work at CNRS focused on coupled modelling of flash floods and population exposure and vulnerability dynamics for forecasting the potential socio-economic impacts of flash floods in South France.

Interests

  • Flood Risk Management
  • Multi-hazards
  • Compound & Cascading Extreme Events
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Disaster Vulnerability & Resilience
  • Coupled Human-Natural System Modelling
  • Hydrological & Hydraulic Modeling
  • Machine Learning

Education

  • MSc in Water Science & Engineering, 2018

    UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Netherlands

  • MSc in Hydro Science & Engineering, 2018

    Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

  • Erasmus Program - Civil & Geodetic Engineering, Dec'17- Feb'18

    University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Erasmus Program - Civil Engineering, Sept–Dec'17

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

  • B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering, 2015

    G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India

Projects


Extreme Value Analysis using MATLAB

Extreme Value Analysis using hourly water level data from the tide gauge of St. Petersburg, FL.

Weather Induced Hazards and COVID-19

We developed an integrated framework with innovative solutions to deal with the combined effect of natural hazards and COVID-19, with …

Analysis of Mean Sea Level Time Series Data using Regression Methods.

Mean Sea Level Time Series Data Analysis for Mumbai (India).

Zombie Agent-Based Model and Sensitivity Analysis

A zombie agent-based model was developed and performed sensity analysis as a group work for OpenMole ex-Modelo Summer School

Towards integrated forecasting of flash floods human impacts

Floods are one of the most frequently occurring weather related disasters, which affected more than 2.3 billion people worldwide and …

Design for Impact Framework: Integrating Open Data and Risk Communication for Decision Making

This project was led by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (World Bank), Resurgence and Vizonomy.

Simulating Human-Flood Interactions for Flood Risk Management using Agent-Based Modelling

Developed a hydraulic model and an Agent-Based Model (ABM) based on geospatial..

Accomplishments

Awards and Honors

3rd Prize Winner

Third prize winner for developing an integrated framework with innovative solutions to deal with the compound impact of natural hazards and COVID19 with the ability to increase disaster preparedness using early warning systems and humanitarian aid assessment.

ORC Doctoral Fellowship

Received a competitive ORC Fellowship from the University of Central Florida to pursue PhD in Civil Engineering (Major: Water Resources Engineering).

European Commission’s Joint Research Center Travel Grant

Travel grant for attending the workshop on Extreme events and energy transitions: tackling the challenges of climate change by integrating social and complex systems science in Ispra, Italy

Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) Laureate Fellowship

Summer School Scholarship

Scholarship by the Royal Dutch Academy of Science (KNAW) China Exchange Program for attending the Summer School: Managing Flood Disasters in Delta Cities at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Water Professional Training Program Scholarship

Scholarship for Water Professional Training Program in Florida by United States Department of Interior, hosted by US Geological Survey, South Florida Water Management District, and Florida Atlantic University.

Erasmus Mundus Fellowship

Erasmus Mundus Fellowship for pursuing Erasmus Mundus Joint MSc Program in Flood Risk Management

Undergraduate Talent Scholarship

Scholarship for pursuing the four years Bachelor’s Program in Agricultural Engineering at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India

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