Journey so far…


Assistant Professor, Center of Earth Sciences

Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

Nov 2020 – Present Bengaluru, India

Research Scientist, Department of Mathematics & Earth Resources Laboratory

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Apr 2020 – Oct 2020 Cambridge, USA

Investigated novel methods of machine learning in the context of seismic imaging.

  • Mentor: Prof. Laurent Demanet.

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Mathematics & Earth Resources Laboratory

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Dec 2016 – Mar 2020 Cambridge, USA

Developed algorithms to factorize i.e., blindly deconvolve seismic noise signals, and thereby output key features pertaining to either sources (e.g., earthquakes) or subsurface characteristics.

  • Mentor: Prof. Laurent Demanet

Graduate Researcher, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Sep 2012 – Nov 2016 Delft, The Netherlands

Developed robust seismic full-waveform inversion algorithms, in consideration of near-surface imaging applications, which employ auxiliary signal models to produce an accurate reconstruction of the subsurface properties.

  • Advisors: Prof. Wim Mulder; Prof. Guy Drijkoningen

Research Assistant, Physical Science and Engineering Division

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

May 2010 – May 2012 Saudi Arabia

Spearheaded research towards the establishment of super-virtual seismic interferometry, which presents a collection of methods to denoise seismic refractions and diffractions.

  • Mentor: Prof. Gerard Schuster

Awards & Grants

Kaufman Teaching Certificate

Demonstrated a strong commitment to the teaching enterprise by completing several workshops and contributing to class discussions and activities designed to help practice teaching methods.

Best Paper Award

Presented during the annual geosciences research meeting.

Computational Resource Grant

Developed near-surface seismic imaging algorithms for real-time risk assessment during tunnel excavation.

Innovation In Science Pursuit For Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Scholarship

Scholarship for Higher Education, Indian School of Mines