Associate Director United Technologies Research Center
I am an Associate Director at the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), broadly interested in the design, analysis, and uncertainty quantification of complex systems. Of particular interest are large networks of continuous and discrete dynamical systems that tend to be analytically and computationally intractable. Typical application areas include UAV swarms, energy efficient buildings, smart grids, social networks, next generation electrical and communication networks for aircraft, sensor networks, and MEMS oscillator networks. At UTRC, I currently serve as a principal investigator for DARPA's EQUiPS and AFOSR's Computational Cognition and Machine Intelligence programs, in addition to multiple internal (UTRC) programs.
Previously, I was a principal investigator for DARPA's GUARD-DOG program on scalable analysis of social networks in MapReduce and DARPA's N-7 program on analytic frameworks for big data analysis. My work on decentralized clustering received the 2012 Technical Excellence Award, the highest individual award at UTRC for contributions to Science and Engineering. In 2013, I was invited by the National Academy of Engineering to attend the Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. Furthermore, I was awarded the Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) grant by the National Academy of Engineering in 2014.
Prior to joining UTRC, I earned my Ph.D. in January 2008 from Cornell University, where I was a McMullen Fellow and won the H.D. Block teaching award. I received my Masters and Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 2002.