Kavin Narasimhan

B.E. (Comp. Sci. and Engineering), PhD (Computer Science), AFHEA

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Current Project


FutureDAMS: The FutureDAMS consortium is developing the knowledge base, tools and approach to enable dam projects to support resilient and sustainable development in a warming world (http://www.futuredams.org ). Within the project, I am developing a tool to explore community-based water governance. Here's a short read describing what I do: https://blogs.surrey.ac.uk/sociology/2020/02/18/a-computational-model-to-explore-decentralised-water-governance/ or a video here: http://www.futuredams.org/social-simulation/ 


Past Project:


WholeSEM: The whole systems energy modelling consortium (wholeSEM) was a ground breaking multi-institution initiative to develop, integrate and apply state-of-the-art energy models (http://www.wholesem.ac.uk ). For this project, I developed a working prototype of a social practice theory model of energy consumption in households (see https://youtu.be/HnlFQ0J2EA4 - I also led the creation of this movie)



My thesis (passed with no corrections) presented computational models to mimic the socio-spatial behavior of humans with far ranging applications from realistic human avatars to social robots. A short feature about my thesis appeared on the CS4FN magazine: http://www.cs4fn.org/humanhuman/understandingparties.php. Here's a link to my thesis https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/23843


Professional Certifications 

AFHEA (https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/fellowship/associate-fellowship )

Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP)


Alumni of Aurora (https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/programmes-events/aurora ), the Springboard network (https://i-network.org.uk/2018/10/01/the-springboard-womens-development-programme/ ) and Ghack (http://ghack.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/?page_id=55 )


I am on Twitter @kavinpreethi