Varad Deshmukh

I am a fifth year PhD student studying computer science at CU Boulder. I’m working with Prof. Liz Bradley, Prof. Jim Meiss and Dr. Thomas Berger. My general research interest is in applying tools from computer science and applied mathematics for understanding the dynamics of complex systems. My Ph.D. thesis is focused on developing data-driven solar flare forecasting models using Topological Data Analysis and Deep Learning. Here and here are a couple of nice articles highlighting my thesis. My interest in dynamics has led me to other interesting areas of research, such as delay reconstruction of dynamical systems, food distribution between honeybees, and characterizing scaling regions.

In my spare time, I love to read, bike around Colorado and do Origami. One of my latest shenanigans is reviewing sci-fi books.