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Research Group


Roshanak Nateghi

Roshanak (Roshi) Nateghi
Assistant Professor, August 2015 – Present
Schools of Industrial Engineering and Environmental & Ecological Engineering
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, USA

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD                                                                                      July 2012
PhD, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering                                                     

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD                                                                                      May 2009
MSE, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering

Imperial College London, London, UK                                                                                            Oct 2006
MEng, Department of Mechanical Engineering                                                                

Graduate Students

Benjamin Rachunok

Benjamin Rachunok
PhD student
I am a first year PhD student in the Purdue School of Industrial Engineering. My current research interests revolve around using mathematical and statistical models to aid in the development of sustainable critical infrastructure. Originally from North Carolina, I graduated with a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2016. While at NCSU, my research focused on the use of alternative transportation in emergency medicine. While not in school, I am an avid runner and rock climber. Read more:


Deb Maia Silva

Deb Maia Silva
Master's student
I am a Civil Engineer in my first year as PhD student in the Environmental and Ecological Engineering Department. I graduated from the University of Campinas, Brazil, in 2016, and worked as a civil engineer from 2014 to 2016. Research interests are Data Analysis and Predictive Modeling. When not buried under giant databases, I will probably be orbiting around a ball at CoRec as the big sports fan I am.

Sai Kiran Hanumakonda

Sai Kiran Hanamukonda
Master's student
I am a Master's student in the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University. I received my Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, in 2015. My areas of interest are in data analytics, predictive modeling, and statistical machine learning.

Ellen Wongso

Ellen Wongso
Master's student
I am a graduate student at Purdue University working on my master's thesis in the School of Industrial Engineering. I earned my Bachelor's at Purdue in Mathematics and Computer Science. My research interests are in data analytics and statistical machine learning. I am currently working on two projects with Professor Nateghi: Residential Energy Consumption Regional Analysis and Water Consumption in the USA State-Level Analysis.




Akhil Muralidharan

Akhil Muralidharan
Master's student
I earned my Bachelor's of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering (2015) from the Vellore Institute of Technology in Chennai, India, and my Master's degree in Industrial Engineering (2017) from Purdue University. My areas of interest include data analytics, predictive modeling, decision science and operations research. I see myself solving challenging business problems making use of insights gained from data and helping improve the decision making process of the organization I am associated with. Currently I'm a Consulting Analyst (Associate) at Argus Information and Advisory Services.