Kavin Preethi Narasimhan

B.E. (India) PhD (QMUL, London)

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Kavin is a Research Fellow in the FutureDAMS project. She previously worked in the WholeSEM project.

Kavin has a PhD in Computer Science (passed with No Corrections) and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering (first class with distinction) from Anna University, India.

Kavin did her PhD at the Cognitive Science Research Group, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London. Her thesis was titled Computational Proxemics: Simulation-based analysis of the spatial patterns of conversational groups. Link to her PhD thesis can be found here.

Kavin has worked for Tata Consultancy Services (India) and other startups in the UK as a Web 2.0 developer. While studying at QMUL, Kavin was a member of GHack. She is a Sun Certified Java Professional.

I am interested in the creative use of computational methods, mainly agent-based modelling and data analytics, to model, assess and evaluate coupled socio-ecological-economic systems. From implementing simple agent-based simulations through to implementing fully immersive virtual worlds, I have worked in a range of modelling environments depending upon the target phenomenon being studied. I have worked with and like working using NetLogo, Processing, SmartBody, OpenKinect, OpenCV, RoR using programming languages such as C, C++, Java and Python. 

I enjoy teaching computer science using novel and creative methods and actively engage in research outreach initiatives. Follow me on Twitter.

We have released an animation describing our research on household energy use which you can now watch on YouTube!