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     Sridhara Nayak

Ph.D. fromIIT Kharagpur - Centre for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences
Supervisor(s)  Dr. M. Mandal
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2009 :: Completed in 2014
AddressCORAL, IIT Kharagpur, India-721302

Research Areas
  • Climate Modeling
  • Global / Regional Warming
  • Land - Atmosphere Interaction Processes
  • Land Surface Modeling
  • Land use and Land cover Changes and their impact on Climate
  • Statistical Methods Applications
  • Remote Sensing Applications and GIS

  • Programming Skills (FORTRAN, C, Shell Scripting in Linux/ UNIX)
  • High Performance Computing (GARUDA, PARAM Yuva, EU-India Grid)
  • GIS and Remote Sensing (ArcGIS and ERDAS Imagine)
  • Climate Models (CLM, RegCM, WRF)
  • Tools (MATLAB, GrADS, CDO, ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine, Meteoinfo)

  • Topper, B.Sc. (Hons) in mathematics from F.M University (2004)
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in Mathematics (2007)
  • Sher gut (highest grade out of 5) in the Graduate Seminar from RICAM, Austria (2011)
  • Travel grants from CSIR, DST, CICS, IIT, ICTP, WMO/WCRP, APN, Austrian Academy of Science, NIED for visiting Italy, Austria, Singapore, Nepal, Belgium, Japan, Sweden (2011 - 2014)
  • Young Talent Fellowship, Researcher Level-A (2014)

  • Visiting Scientist during 1-31 March, 2014 at National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, JAPAN
  • Senior Scientific Officer during Jan-Feb 2014 at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, INDIA
  • Research Scholar during 2009-2013 at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, INDIA
  • Participated in a Special Semester during Oct-Dec 2011 at Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Linz, AUSTRIA

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Ministry of HRD Scholarship at IIT Kharagpur, India (2009 - 2013)
  • Scholarship from Austrian Academy of Sciences at RICAM, Austria (2011)
  • Ministry of HRD Scholarship at IIT Kharagpur, India (2007 - 2008)
  • Radhanath Ray Scholarship in M.Sc, India (2006)

Papers Published in Journals
  • Customization of regional climate model (RegCM4) over Indian region by S. Nayak, M. Mandal and S. Maity, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Accepted. (0)
  • Estimation of Indian coastal areas inundated into the sea due to sea-level rise during the 20th century by Nayak S, Mandal M, Adhikari A and Bhatla R, Current Science, Vol. 104, No. 5, pp. 583-585 (2013)
  • Improving land use and vegetation cover classification accuracy using fuzzy logic - A study in Pilibhit district, Uttar Pradesh, India by Nayak, S. and Behera, M.D. International Journal of Geoinformatics Vol.5, No.2, pp.1-10 (2009)
  • Land use/vegetation cover classification and mapping of Pilibhit district, India. by Nayak, S. and Behera, M.D. Indian Geographical Journal. Vol.83, No.1, pp.11-20. (2009)
  • Understanding the patterns of antibiotic susceptibility of bacteria causing urinary tract infection in West Bengal, India by Saha S, Nayak S, Bhattacharyya I, Saha S, Mandal AK, Chakraborty S, Bhattacharyya R, Chakraborty R, Franco OL, Mandal SM and Basak A, Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol. 5,563. (2014)
  • Impact of Land Use and Land Cover Change on Temperature Trends over Western India. by S Nayak and M Mandal, Current Science, Vol. 102, No. 8, pp. 1166-1173. (2012)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Performance Evaluation of RegCM4 in simulating the Climate over Indian Region by S. Nayak, M. Mandal and S. Maity, 3rd Lund Regional-scale Climate Modelling Workshop on 21st Century Challenges in Regional Climate Modelling at Lund, Sweden, June 16-19. (2014)
  • Simulation of inter-annual and inter-seasonal variability of climate over India using RegCM4 - Sensitivity to cumulus convection by S. Nayak, M. Mandal and S. Maity International Conference on Regional Climate CORDEX at Brussels, Belgium, Nov 4-7 (2013)
  • Estimation of Expanded Indian Coastal Area during 1975-2005 by S. Nayak and M. Mandal, AOGS-AGU (WPGM) Joint Assembly 2012, at Singapore, August 13 - 17. (2012)
  • A Numerical Simulation Study of the Indian Summer Monsoon of 1998 using RegCM3. by S. Nayak, M. Mandal and S. Maity, Workshop on Large-Scale Inverse Problems and Applications in the Earth Sciences, at RICAM, JKU, Linz, Austria. Oct. 24-28. (2011)
  • Impact on the Surface Temperature due to the Modifications of Underlying Land Surface Conditions- A Study over Western India. by S. Nayak and M. Mandal, Workshop on Simulation of Flow in Porous Media and Applications in Waste Management and CO2 Sequestration, at RICAM, JKU, Linz, Austria Oct. 3-7. (2011)
  • Impact of land use and land cover changes on climate over Indian region. by S. Nayak and M. Mandal. Conference on Role of e-infrastructures for Climate Change Research. at ICTP, Trieste, ITALY. 16 - 20 May. (2011)
  • Impact of land use and land cover change on regional warming over western India. by S. Nayak and M. Mandal. International Workshop on Biodiversity and Climate Change. Dec. 19-22. (2010)
  • Impact of Land Use and Land Cover Changes on Regional Climate. by S. Nayak, M. Mandal and S. Maity. International EU-IndiaGrid2 Material Science, Climate Change and Interoperability Workshop. Dec. 13-16 (2010)
  • Regional warming or cooling over India due to land use and land cover changes by M. Mandal, S. Nayak and S. Bhanja TROPMET, Advances in Weather and Climate Services, May. 19-21 (2010)
  • Impact of land use land cover changes on regional warming or cooling. by S. Nayak and M. Mandal. International Conference on Global Warming, Climate Change vis-a-vis Management of Natural Resources in North East India. Mar. 22-23 (2010)
  • Simulation of Indian Summer Monsoon 1998 using RegCM 4. by S. Maity, M. Mandal and S. Nayak, IITM Golden Jubilee Conference on opportunities and challenges in Monsoon Prediction in a changing Climate (OCHAMP), IITM, Pune, India, Feb. 21-25. (2012)
  • Utilizing fuzzy logic for improving the Land Use and Vegetation Classification - A study of Pilibhit district of U.P. by Nayak, S. and Behera, M.D. National Symposium on Advanced Geo-Spatial Technologies with special emphasis on Sustainable Rainfed Agriculture and Annual Convention of Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS) Sept.17-19 (2009)

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