Ravi S Nanjundiah
Ravi Nanjundiah is currently Professor at the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, and Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India. Till recently he was the Director of the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune.
Ravi worked on ‘Study of Intraseasonal Variations of the Tropical Convergence Zones in a Simple Monsoon Model’ for his PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from IISc (Indian Institute of Science), Bengaluru, India, in 1992. He did his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from IISc, Bengaluru in 1986. He obtained his BE (Mechanical Engineering) degree from Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur,India, in 1984. Study of Monsoon and its variability using climate models, application of High Performance Computing for climate and weather-related studies, and use of Machine Learning Techniques for Monsoon prediction are his key areas of interest.
He is a Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru (2019), Fellow of India Meteorological Society (2018), Adjunct Professor of TIFR (2019-present). He received the Nvidia Innovation Award in 2013; he was Adjunct Faculty, ICTS-TIFR 2011-2014; Associate Editor, Journal of Earth System Sciences (published jointly by the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore and Springer), 2008-2014; and was the recipient of Sir CV Raman Young Scientist Award for the year 2000 in the field of Earth Sciences.
Ravi started his research career as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Mathematics and Computer Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory, USA. He worked there in the CHAMMP (Computer Hardware, Advanced Mathematics and Model Physics for studying global change) project ( 1993- 1995). In July 1995, he joined the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (CAOS) at IISc, Bengaluru as an Assistant Professor. At CAOS, he became Associate Professor in July 2001, Professor in July 2007, and Chairman of the Centre in December 2013.
Ravi has been active in human resource development and so far has guided 15 PhD, 4 M.Sc. (Engg.) and 9 M.Tech. Students. He is currently supervising 2 doctoral and 1 Master’s researcher.