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Ajinkya Kadu

Graduate Student
Utrecht University
Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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I am a second year PhD student at Mathematics department, Utrecht University. I work with Dr. Tristan van Leeuwen, in the fields of seismic imaging, level-set methods and machine learning. My PhD project is part of ‘Computational Sciences for Energy Research’ (CSER), a joint large-scale public-private partnership between Shell, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM).

My interests are in the field of inverse problems and seismic imaging, and broadly, (salt) geometry reconstruction in seismic full-waveform inversion. I collaborate with Prof. Wim Mulder from TU Delft and Shell Global Solutions on (salt) geometry reconstruction methods in seismic full-waveform inversion (FWI) and with Prof. K. Joost Batenburg from Computational Imaging Group at Centrum Wiskude Informatica on computational imaging problem that involves partially discrete objects.

I completed my bachelors and masters (Dual Degree - B.Tech. + M.Tech) from Department of Aerospace Engineering (AE), Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, in 2015. I worked under Prof. N. Hemachandra and Prof. R. P. Shimpi on risk aversion in supply chains with contracts.

I am passionate about education and have been involved in educational outreach and mentoring activities. Along with research and education, I cherish interesting conversations on startup and artificial intelligence.

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Short CV

[July 2015 - Present] PhD Student, Mathematical Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
[Jan - Apr 2016] Visiting Researcher, Seismic Laboratory of Imaging and Modeling, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
[2010 - 2015] Dual Degree - B.Tech + M.Tech in Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
[Summer 2014] Data Science Intern, Rediff.com Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai, India
[Summer 2013] Industry Intern, Honeywell Technology Solutions, Bangalore, India


Utrecht University
IIT Bombay
Seismic Laboratory for Sensing and Imaging
University of British Columbia
Winter 2016
Honeywell Technology Solutions
Summer 2013
Summer 2014


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