Professional Bio

I am currently employed as a Postdoc at the Geophysical Institute (GI), University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and work with Prof. Ronni Grapenthin and team. Presently, I work on studying the coseismic effects of large earthquakes using both seismic and geodetic data, in an effort to improve rapid characterization of events.

I was previously employed at the Institute of Earth Sciences (University of Iceland, Reykjavik) as a Postdoctoral researcher, and worked with Prof. Ingi Bjarnason on the seismicity, tectonics, and subsurface structure of the South Iceland Seismic Zone (SISZ). I also worked in collaboration with Prof. Freysteinn Sigmundsson at the Institute on the crustal deformation in the Reykjanes Peninsula (RP), Southwest Iceland, with the aid of InSAR-based geodetic analysis.

Prior to working at the University of Iceland, I was associated with the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR, Bangalore, India) as a Research Associate (2017-2018), collaborating with Prof. C.P. Rajendran at the centre, and with Dr. Surendra Nadh Somala at the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IITH).

I completed my PhD in Earth Sciences from the Centre for Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, under the supervision of Prof. Kusala Rajendran, in 2017. The thesis examined several large/great earthquakes along the Indian plate boundary, and was awarded the Institute Best Thesis award on the subject for the year. I was also fortunate to receive support from several national and international funding agencies during my doctoral research (see full list here).

Artistic Bio (MPR)

I am a self-trained artist, currently experimenting with different paint media. I paint for myself and occasionally do commissioned art. (This section of the bio is under construction!)