Professional summary

Research Interests

Data analysis | Large ensemble data | Forecast skill | Model evaluation | Extreme events | Climate change | Global monsoons

Brief CV

I am a Hydrological Data Scientist at UKCEH, Wallingford with expertise in understanding monsoons and its variability under current and future climates, evaluating model forecast skill and uncertainty, investigating rainfall related hazards (floods and droughts). I am currently contributing to projects on UK rainfall datasets (Hydro-Jules) and blending global hydrological products (HydroSOS). I have previously worked as a PDRA at NCAS, University of Reading. At NCAS, I was involved in various projects, as a named researcher and CO-PI, with a focus on floods and drought forecasting, monsoon and its onset, tropical precipitation forecasts, spatial and temporal scales of precipitation variability, hydrological cycle and climate change. During my Ph.D., I simulated and analysed extreme precipitation events over India, including western disturbances, cloudbursts and hailstorms; events which may lead to secondary impacts like flash floods.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences (2015) Jawaharlal Nehru University, India 
  • M.Sc. Environmental Studies (2009) TERI University, India 
  • B.Sc. Zoology Honours (2007) Delhi University, India 

Work experience

  • Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (2016 – current) National Centre for Atmospheric Science, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK
  • Guest Lecturer (2009 – 2010) Department of Resource Management and Design Application, Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, India
  • Environmental Consultant (2009) Emergent Ventures India Pvt. Ltd., India

Panels, committees and memberships

Fellow of Royal Meteorological Society