I am a Mathematician who is fascinated by the applications of Mathematics to real-life problems. My research interests include Theoretical Biological Control, Mathematical Bio-economics and Bio-geochemical modelling of lagoon ecosystems. My research in Theoretical Biological Control involves developing mathematical models to study the predator-pest interactions in the presence of additional/alternative food to predators and controllability aspects with applications to biological pest control. My research on Bio-geochemical modelling of lagoon ecosystem focuses on developing mathematical models to study the bio-geochemical events that are responsible for the changes occurring in the oxygen, nitrogen and carbon cycles of Lake ecosystems with particular reference to Chilka Lake, India.
At present, I am an Assistant Professor Senior (Grade 2) at the Department of Mathematics, School of Advanced Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India.
Before this, I was a Postdoc in the group of Prof. Santanu Ray at Ecological Modelling Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Visva-Bharati University, Shantiniketan for a short period of six months.
I obtained my Doctorate Degree in Mathematics from Andhra University under the supervision of Prof. P.D.N. Srinivasu in the area of Mathematical Biology on the topic “Dynamics of additional food provided the predator-prey system with applications to biological pest control.”