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Texas CAEE Welcomes New Faculty Member

Krishna web

May 31, 2018

Dr. Krishna Kumar will join the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin as an assistant professor in January 2019.

For three years, he has been a Research Associate in Computational Geomechanics at the University of Cambridge, where he completed a doctoral degree in 2015. He earned an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 2010 and a B.E  in Civil Engineering from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Anna University in 2008.

His technical interests include multi-scale modeling of soil fluidization and debris flows, and large-scale big data frameworks for modeling infrastructure systems. At UT, his team will study geophysical hazards and their impact on cities and the environment by developing advanced numerical techniques in a high performance computing environment. 

Kumar has extensive experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Cambridge and will offer new courses in geotechnical and sustainable systems engineering. In the classroom, he plans to incorporate advancements in research and computing, real-world examples and case studies to expand students’ knowledge and understanding of engineering concepts.