About Me


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I am a Scientist at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Socorro, New Mexico, My research interests involve algorithm development for image reconstruction and data analysis in radio interferometry. I currently serve as the Group Lead of the CASA Scientific Computing/Software group. I also do algorithm research as part of the NRAO Algorithm R&D 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/development for the CASA Imaging and Flagging modules, and high performance computing solutions.

I joined the NRAO as an Assistant Scientist shortly after completing 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 (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan, India in May 2002. As part of the BITS practice school programme, I did two internships at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA,TIFR ), Pune, India.