Curriculum Vitae

You can find the detailed CV in the PDF format here: sastry_cv_website.pdf.

Contact Information

Phone: 979 220 4430
email: sastry[at]sci[.]utah[.]edu

Office Address:
72 S. Central Campus Drive
2815 Warnock Engineering Building
Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Research Interest

Geometric Modeling, Mesh Generation, Numerical Analysis, Numerical Optimization, High Performance Scientific Computing, Applied Computational Geometry, Finite Element Method


The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science and Engineering (August 2007 -- August 2012)
Advisor: Prof. Suzanne M. Shontz
Dissertation Title: Dynamic Meshing Techniques for Quality Improvement, Untangling, and Warping

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai, India
Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering (July2003 -- July 2007)
Minor: Theoretical Computer Science

Postdoctoral Research

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Postdoctoral Researcher, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (September 2012 -- present)
Supervisors: Prof. Ross T. Whitaker and Prof. Robert M. Kirby

Other Research Experience

Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
Research Intern (Summer 2010)
Supervisor: Dr. Victor Zavala
Preconditioners for linear solvers used in optimizing cost of power generation in electrical grid networks.

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Research Intern (Summer 2005, Summer 2006)
Supervisor: Prof. Ravi S. Nanjundiah
Functional Analysis - Analysis of the Indian rainfall data using empirical mode decomposition techniques.
Support Vector Machines - Prediction of the Indian monsoon rainfall using machine learning techniques.

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai
Senior Year Project, Mechanical Engineering Department (2006-07)
Advisor: Prof. Dhiman Chatterjee
Computational Fluid Dynamics - Simulation of fluid flow in a micro-pump using computational fluid dynamics techniques.

Programming and Software Packages

C, C++, MATLAB, Linux shell scripting, LaTeX, Amira, Abaqus, CUBIT, Mesquite