ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru
Area of Research:  Dynamical Systems and Data Assimilation
  +91 80 4653 6230    
  apte  ictsresin


Synergistic Activities

19. Editorial board for Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics.

18. Referee for Chaos; Chaos, Solitons & Fractals; Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation; Current Science; Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems; Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics; Journal of Earth System Science; Journal of Scientific Computing; Nonlinearity; Physica D; Physical Review; Pramana; Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society; SIAM Journal for Applied Dynamical Systems

17. Administrative duties:

  •  Convener of the graduate cell (overseeing the academic activities of the doctorate program at ICTS), 2018-19
  •  Member (current / past) of several committees at ICTS: (a) NAAC advance team (inputs for preparation of AQAR) 2019-20, (b) Outreach, (c) General administration & human resource planning and management, (d) Faculty search and screening, (e) ICTS standing tender, (f) Visiting students

16. Co-organizer of the ongoing outreach lecture series: “Kaapi with Kuriosity” in Bangalore, India: Oct 2016 - Mar 2020

15. Co-organizer (with Soumitro Banerjee, Pranay Goel, Partha Guha, Neelima Gupte, Govindan Rangarajan and Somdatta Sinha), of the series of “Summer Research Programs on Dynamics of Complex Systems,” ICTS-TIFR, Banalore, India (each one with approx. 25-40 speakers, 40+ participants):

(a) “Social Sciences & Economics,” 15 May - 12 Jul 2019

(b) “Non-smooth dynamical systems and complex networks,” 16 - 30 Jun 2018

(c) “Mathematical biology,” 10 May - 10 Jul, 2017

(d) “Geophysical phenomena,” 23 May - 23 Jul, 2016

14. Part of the organizing committee of “Latin American Workshop on Nonlinear Phenomena,” Cartagena, Colombia (100+ participants): 21-25 Sep 2015

13. Co-organizer (with Christopher K.R.T. Jones, Dave Stainforth, Henk Dijkstra), “Climate Variability: from Data and Models to Decisions,” Lorentz Center, Leiden, Netherlands (25 invited participants): 01-05 Dec 2014

12. Part of the organizing committee of “Dynamic Days Asia-Pacific 08,” A conference at Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai, India: 21-24 Jul 2014

11. Part of organizing committee (with Ravi Banavar, Partha Guha, A. K. Nandakumaran), “Geomtery of Mechanics and Control Theory,” A workshop as part of the National Mathematics Initiative thematic program “Integrable systems” at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (14 speakers, 35 participants): 02-10 Jan 2014

10. Co-organizer (with Christopher K.R.T. Jones, Sreekar Vadlamani), “Nonlinear filtering and data assimilation,” A discussion meeting at ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore, India (8 speakers, 35 participants); 08-11 Jan 2014

9. Co-organizer (with Sreekar Vadlamani, C.S. Aravinda, Mythily Ramaswamy, Seema Nanda), “Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013: Mathematics for the billion” an interactive exhibition at the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore, India (30+ interactive exhibits; 100 facilitators; approx. 30000+ visitors): 22 Nov - 01 Dec 2013 (and extended up to first week of Jan 2014)

8. Co-organizer (with A Jayaraman, Hann-Ming Juang, Amit Kesarkar, Ramchandra D Nair, Purnendranath Sen, Mahendra Verma), “Advanced dynamical core modeling for atmospheric and oceanic circulations,” ICTS programme as part of MPE-2013 activities, National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL), Gadanki, India (30 speakers, 100 participants): 18-23 Feb 2013

7. Co-organizer (with G.S. Bhat, Andrew Majda, Ravi Nanjundiah, Roddam Narasimha, K.R. Sreenivasan, J. Srinivasan, Jai Sukhatme), “Mathematical Perspectives on Clouds, Climate, and Tropical Meteorology,” Ramanujan lectures by Andrew Majda and a discussion meeting at ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore, India (25 speakers, 50 participants): 21-25 Jan 2013

6. Co-organizer (with S.M. Deshpande, Christopher K.R.T. Jones, A.S.V. Murthy, Ravi S. Nanjundiah, and Mythily Ramaswamy), “Monsoon school on mathematical and statistical foundations of data assimilation” and “International conference on data assimilation,” TIFR Centre for Applicable Mathematics and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (25 speakers, 60 participants); 04-23 Jul 2011

5. Co-convener (with Ravi S. Nanjundiah, and Co-organizer with Vivek Borkar, Vijay Chandru, Ravi Kannan, Roddam Narasimha, and J. Srinivasan), “Scientific discovery through intensive data exploration,” Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India (34 speakers, 80 participants); 02-11 Feburary 2011

4. Co-organizer (with P.S. Datti, B.R. Nagaraj, S. Prashanth, and A.S.V. Murthy), “Homi Bhabha Birth Centenary Symposium on Hyperbolic PDE and Related Topics,” TIFR-CAM, Bangalore, India, (7 speakers, 40 participants) 20-24 Jul 2009

3. Elected as Membership Coordinator (1999-2000), Food Buyer (Summer 2000), and Director (Fall 2000) of Laurel House Cooperative, Austin TX

2. Judge for Texas State Science Fair, Austin TX, 1999

1. Workshop leader in “Holding office hours and dealing with student problems” and “Sharing concerns” sessions and participant in “Experienced TAs and AIs and UT undergraduate students” session of Fall 1999 and Summer 2000 International Teaching Assistants’ Workshop, University of Texas, Austin