Welcome to CEE

I am a 5th year PhD student working on the applications of machine learning methods for designing advanced materials. I hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees (dual degree, 2013) in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Before coming to Rice, I worked as a consultant in IBM, India (2013-2015) and as a structural engineer in ODL Engineering, UAE (2015-2016). Outside of work, I enjoy travelling, writing novellas and playing the Ukulele.

Published Work:

Hundi, P.; Shahsavari, R., Deep Learning to Speed up the Development of Structure–Property Relations For Hexagonal Boron Nitride and Graphene. Small 2019, 15 (19), 1900656.

Hundi, P.; Shahsavari, R., Comparative studies among machine learning models for performance estimation and health monitoring of thermal power plants. Applied Energy 2020, 265, 114775.

Research Areas

Application of machine learning techniques in civil engineering, statistical surrogate modeling for analysis and design of structures and microstructures, understanding processing-structure-property relations in materials, bio-inspired design of multi-scale hierarchical composites, additive manufacturing.


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