Previous Ventures

UC San Diego

I have worked as a Research Associate with Prof. Karthik Muralidharan and Prof. Paul Niehaus. In this time I worked on different issues related to RCTs and contributed to papers evaluating biometric aunthentication in public distribution system and on the general equilibrium effects of NREGS in India. I worked with Prof. Karthik Muralidharan on his upcoming book.

J-PAL South Asia

I was a Research Associate on the Madhya Pradesh School Quality Assurance project working for Prof. Karthik Muralidharan and Prof. Abhijeet Singh. I was a field RA and contributed to this paper on improving school governance at scale and to this paper on the myths of official measurement.

IDFC Institute

I was a part of The India COVID Alliance (TICA) advising state governments in India on their COVID response. We provided optimal vaccination schedules accounting for the health and economic benefits to state governments. We wrote a series of posts analysing the second wave in India, exploring possible causes for the wave and optimal public response under different possibilities. The posts are available here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, IFR and CFR. I also analysed dat from sero surveys and cases and infections data.

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

I was in the EME program. I wrote my dissertation (called extended essay) in public economics on optimal wages in public employment program. I also worked as a consultant with Cognoscere Consulting on a project assisting a public school in Lambeth borough project number of students for the next five years and manage resources accordingly.

Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

I majored in Math and studied Theoretical Computer Science. For my bachelor's thesis I worked on Algebraic Complexity Theory with Prof Chandan Saha. During my undergrad, I worked on projects with Prof. S P Arun on how we percieve shape of an object from the shading on the object, and with Dr. Ramesh Hariharan on properties of Markov chains.

NoteBook Drive, IISc

NBD is a student organization at IISc working towards improving the quality of education in government schools in and around the IISc campus. I volunteered with the student body and had the opportunity to serve as the co-coordinator. I cherish my time volunteering with NBD.