I am a Scientist at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Socorro, New Mexico, USA. My research interests involve algorithm development for image reconstruction and data analysis in radio interferometry. I joined the NRAO in 2010 as a part of the Algorithm R&D group and the CASA Scientific Computing group. My primary areas of focus are wideband image reconstruction algorithms (narrow-field, wide-field, mosaics, single dish combination), RFI mitigation strategies (flagging, modeling and excision, automated tuning of algorithms), software engineering for the CASA Imaging and Flagging modules, and developing high performance computing solutions.
I completed my PhD in May 2010 from the department of
Physics at the New Mexico Institute of
Mining and Technology (NMT), Socorro, New Mexico,USA.
For my PhD thesis,
I worked with Tim Cornwell
on wide-band image reconstruction in radio interferometry.
I obtained an MS in Computer Science from the department of Computer Science and
Engineering (CSE) at the University of
California, San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla,
California,USA in June 2004. I completed undergraduate degrees in Physics and
Computer Science from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Rajasthan, India in May 2002. As part of the BITS practice school programme, I did two
internships at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics
), Pune, India.