Research Experience

  1. Graduate Assistant, Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development, May 2016- Present: Conduct research on industry, workforce, and community economic development related topics in a team-based environment; engage in project planning and data analysis; participate in stakeholder and community involvement activities; conduct interviews and surveys; perform stakeholder network analysis, prepare presentation materials for marketing, and communication. My contribution in some of the projects at Office of Economic Development includes:

Proposing next steps for downtown revitalization for Downtown Christiansburg Inc.

Developing metrics for analyzing proposals submitted for ‘Go Virginia’, a statewide program

Submitted a white paper “Same Ecosystem, Different Entrepreneurs-An assessment model for measuring diverse entrepreneurial ecosystems” to Kauffman Foundation (January, 2017)

Working on Quarterly Workforce Reports for Virginia’s workforce area I, II and III

  1. Project Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur, UP, India, July 2014 – July 2015
  • Studied different growth magnets and their influence on the surrounding area in both developed and developing countries focusing on socio-economic impact of IITK over Nankari
  • Worked on scenario of construction related accidents in India and assisted in proposal development for a Center of Construction Safety in IITK (to be submitted to Uttar Pradesh Government)
  • Consulted Institute Works Department, IITK and proposed a format for data collection for water assets
  1. Summer Internships
  2. Department of Civil and Environment Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, June-July, 2013
  • Reviewed various research papers and over a 70+ bidding documents related to condition assessment and renewal engineering techniques for pipelines and   identified direct and indirect cost components
  • Reported the major techniques in use in industry, their advantages and disadvantages
  1. NIUA-CIDCO Smart City Lab at the National Institute of Urban Affairs established by City and Industrial Development Corporation Maharashtra Ltd., New Delhi, India, May 15-Aug 15, 2017
  • Publication of the ‘CIDCO@Smart’ Volume 3. Issue 2
  • Database management for the CIDCO training portal
  • Restructuring of the NIUA-CIDCO Smart City Lab website