About Me

Shankar Prasad Sastry I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) institute in the University of Utah under the supervision of Prof. Ross T. Whitaker and Prof. Robert M. Kirby. I graduated with a Ph.D. at The Pennsylvania State University in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in August, 2012 under the guidance of Prof. Suzanne M. Shontz as my advisor. I completed my undergraduation in mechanical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, India in July 2007. I graduated from high school at the Sri Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain College in Bangalore, India in 2003. I studied in Kendriya Vidyalaya (Central School) at Kudremukh, Karnataka, India for the first ten years of my schooling.

My doctoral research focused on dynamic meshing techniques with application to simulation of blood flow after a vein is occluded by a mechanical filter used to capture blood clots. I collaborated with the Pennsylvania State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA and other departments in the university for this project. I also worked on numerical optimization techniques for mesh quality improvement during my graduate studies. For my postdoctoral research, I am working on mesh generation and interpolation error analysis in high-order finite elements. I am currently collaborating with the Upstream Research Company at the ExxonMobil corporation for a project on geometric modeling of geological structures.