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2004  Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with Business Economics and Management Minor

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, U.S.A.

Thesis:  Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Analysis of Tall Irregular Steel Buildings Subject to Strong Ground Motion.

Advisor: Dr. John F. Hall (Dean of Students, and Professor, Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, California Institute of Technology)

Specialized in Structural and Earthquake Engineering.

Studied the behavior of tall steel moment frame buildings during strong near-source earthquakes.

Developed a 3-d nonlinear dynamic structural analysis program, FRAME3D.

1994  M.S. in Civil Engineering

Rice University, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

Thesis:  System Identification of Dynamic Structural Systems Using Continuous-Time Domain Methods.

Advisor: Dr. Joel P. Conte (Professor, Department of Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego)

Specialized in Structural Dynamics and Random Vibrations.

Developed two programs implementing system identification techniques using modal minimization and global minimization methods.

1992  B.Tech. in Civil Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai (Madras), India.

Thesis:  Long Span Cable Supported Bridges.

Advisor: Dr. V. Kalyanaraman (Professor and Dean IC & SR, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai (Madras), India)

Specialized in Structural Engineering.

Developed a technique to optimize cable prestress in cable-stayed and cable-net bridges.

1988  High School, All India Board

Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector II, R. K. Puram, New Delhi, India.

Specialized in the Sciences.