Engineering Physics PhD from Michigan Tech in 2007, I spent some time working as an application developer at the AT&T research and development HQ in Middletown, New Jersey. I returned home in 2009 as a post-doctoral fellow in Physics.
Since January 2011, I have been serving as the Director of Research Computing and a Research Associate Professor with teaching, research and administrative responsibilities at Michigan Tech. I represent my University in Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation, HPC Advisory Council, XSEDE Campus Champion Program and Supercomputing Conference developing collaborations and partnerships with industry and other academic institutions to discover internship, job and funding opportunities for students and researchers.
I adore and idolize Vishweshwaraiah, Lombardi, my teachers and several scientists. Books, sports, photography, wilderness and toying around with computers keep me busy during free times. Since the Summer of 2014, much of this free time has been invested in aspirations of being an athlete. A brief history of and rationale for what turned the tide in favor or running (or nordic skiing) is detailed here.
Apart from our need for asking for and/or offering help, I believe our need for food levels the playing ground by transcending our spatial, temporal, ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. I derive plenty of joy in cooking for and sharing meals with friends. Much of what I experiment in kitchen often makes it to my instagram feed. Feel free to contact me in person or via one of my social identities listed below. I will share what I know – maybe even a meal or a run or a ski or two, if you are up for it … and do my best to make it worth your time.