I am a Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS) at the Department of Sociology. I am currently working in the FutureDAMS project. I previously worked in the WholeSEM project.
I have a PhD in Computer Science from Queen Mary University of London and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering (first class with distinction) from Anna University, India.
I did my PhD at the Cognitive Science Research Group, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London. My thesis titled Computational Proxemics: Simulation-based analysis of the spatial patterns of conversational groups can be found here.
I have worked for Tata Consultancy Services (India) and some startup companies in the UK as a Web 2.0 developer between 2008 to 2014. While studying at QMUL, I was a member of GHack. I am a Sun Certified Java Professional (SCJP).
I am interested in the creative use of computational methods, mainly agent-based modelling and data analytics, to model, assess, understand and evaluate socio-ecological and socio-ecological-economic systems. I have worked in a range of modelling environments depending on the target phenomenon being studied. I have worked with and like working using NetLogo, Processing, SmartBody, OpenKinect, OpenCV, RoR using programming languages such as C, C++, Java and Python.
I enjoy teaching computer science using novel and creative methods and actively engage in research outreach initiatives. You can follow me on Twitter.
We have released an animation describing our research on household energy use which you can now watch on YouTube!