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Industry & Entrepreneurship#

Providing value of my work and research to industrial applications and entrepreneurship is fulfilling. Here are some companies and institutions that I have been a part of in various capacities:

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Invited Talks#

Selected invited seminars below. This list excludes the ones contributed at conferences:

• Seminar, Earth & Planets Lab, Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington D.C. November 2023
• Seminar, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University, April 2023
• Heiland Lecture, Department of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines, February 2022
• Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG) Seminar, January 2022
• Invited Talk, Session: Frontier of Earth’s Interior and Dynamics, Japan Geoscience Union meeting, June 2021
• Colloquium, Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, Canada, March, 2021
• Invited Union Talk, Session: Emergent Views of the Earth’s interior, American Geophysical Union, CA, 2019
• Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences, George Mason University, November, 2018
• Potomac Geophysical Society, Washington, DC. January, 2018
• Earth Resource Laboratory FISH seminar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA. February, 2017
• Seminar at the 1515th meeting, Geological Society of Washington, DC. February, 2017
• Departmental Seminar, Center for Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. January, 2017
• Special Seminar, Geodata Processing & Interpretation Center, Oil And Natural Gas Corporation, Dehradun, India. January, 2017
• Solid Earth Brown Bag Seminar, Princeton University, NJ. April, 2016
• Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. August, 2009
• SEP (Stanford Exploration Project) Seminar, Stanford University, CA. December, 2008


• Wrote the funded Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG) organization subaward to Princeton University for developing Analysis and Visualization toolkit for plaNetary Inferences (AVNI).
• Co-Principal Investigator on National Science Foundation Grant EAR-16-22368, Collaborative Research: Bayesian Estimation of Mantle Viscosity Structure and Geodynamic Implications, 09/2016 - 08/2018.
• Co-Investigator on CIDER (Cooperative Institute for Dynamic Earth Research) mini-grant 2014, Investigating mantle dynamics using a composite rheology with grain size evolution, tested using seismology.
• Contributed text and content to the funded NSF Grant EAR-13-15984, New constraints on and models of global and plate-scale anisotropic mantle structure.


Teaching responsibilities included presenting sections and course reviews, evaluating assignments and examinations, and providing student mentoring for the following courses in the capacity of either the course instructor or teaching assistant (Checkout testimonials (external link)):
Fundamentals of Solid Earth Science (external link), GEO203-ENE203, Fall 2022, Princeton University). Conceived and designed a course that included latest computational tools (Python, Jupyter Notebooks), geophysical surveys and geological field trips. Interactive components included iClicker polls (Who am I?, Mine Me), Blackboard derivations and tactile learning Activities
(Course Website Link (external link))
Weekly Seminar on Observational Seismology, Spring 2016-2018, University of Maryland-College Park. Conceived, designed, and organized a new weekly seminar series on the analysis of seismological data from recent earthquakes in the context of regional geology and tectonics.
Earth’s Environmental Systems: Solid Earth V2200, Fall 2011, Columbia University. Ratings: 63% Excellent, 33% Very Good
Environmental Risks and Disasters V1201, Spring 2010, Columbia University. Ratings: 31% Excellent, 31% Very Good


Teaching and mentoring students is an impactful way of promoting diversity of ideas and backgrounds in academia. I have officially mentored the students below and have unofficially mentored several other excellent students:

• Anant Hariharan (Now at Brown University): • Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology summer intern from Cornell University. • Spherical wavelet analysis for multi-scale model comparison between tomographic models.
• Orlando M. Romeo (Now at University of California-Berkeley): • Physics research experience student (PHYS 299B), University of Maryland. • Analyzed the frequency-dependence of P-wave travel time measurements.

Outreach & Fieldwork#

• Teachers as Scholars (TAS) workshop on Probing the Earth’s Dynamic Interior with Earthquake Waves for high-school teachers, Princeton University, February 2023 (Workshop Link (external link))
• Geological field trip to Iceland (2010), Wyoming (2011), Nova Scotia (2012) and Washington (2014): Observational studies into the glaciology, biology, petrology and seismo-tectonics of the area near Reykjanes, Eyjafjallajökull, Yellowstone, Mt. Rainer and the Bay of Fundy (Download Field Guides (external link))
• Data Acquisition, Processing and Interpretation (Gravity, EM, Magnetic, Resistivity, Max-Min, UTEM, Seismic Reflection and Refraction), Eastern Ontario, Canada (2008).
• Installation of the monument and verification of GPS (Global Positioning System) sites: Killbear Provincial Park, Northern Ontario and Matagami, Quebec (2008).
• Algorithm Development for the processing and interpretation of sounds from earthquake seismograms as an outreach & education project for the American Museum of Natural History (2016).

Guest Lectures#

Delivered lectures on geophysics to non-majors, advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the following courses:
• Observational Geophysics GEOL447-647, Univ. of Maryland-College Park. Linear Algebra and MATLAB programming (Fall 2017), Vector Algebra and Fourier Transforms (Fall 2018).
• Seismology GEOL457, Univ. of Maryland-College Park. Earthquakes and Source Theory (Spring 2018)
• Geophysics GEOL446, Univ. of Maryland-College Park. Earthquake Seismology, Reflection and Refraction Seismology (Fall 2016).
• Physical Geology GEOL100, Univ. of Maryland-College Park. Human Impact on Earth’s Environment (Spring 2016).
• Seismology/Seismic Wave Propagation GEOL457-657, Univ. of Maryland-College Park. A review on classical concepts in Seismology (Spring 2016).
• Solid Earth Dynamics W3201, Columbia University, Gravity and Isostasy (Spring 2015)