At the age of 15, after becoming a National Science
Talent Scholar, I was accepted as a freshman at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Madras from which I graduated summa cum laude. I won a Research Assistantship to work at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory as part of my M.S. research at Univ. of California, Berkeley. I transferred to Stanford University for my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
working in Turbulent flows.
At Stanford I was a Teaching Assistant for 3 quarters for the Applied & Engineering Mathematics
course sequence M.E. 200A, B, C
taken by most Masters' students. Prof. Feriziger (after giving me a precious 1 day notice!) took a religious holiday on Rosh Hashanah, and I gave my first lecture at the Terman Auditorium to over 200 campus students and a dozen+ Silicon Valley engineers on Stanford Instructional Television Network - that was awesome; I checked the videotape later at the Engineering Library and noticed that I had to slow down a bit while speaking. I have a Tau Beta Pi survey by a student with glowing comments ("Ramesh will be a great teacher one day") that Chairman Reynolds circled and gave to me - this is one of my most cherished documents!
I worked as an Academic Staff Member at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications UI, Urbana-Champaign where (terms like "Internet
Cloud", "Collaboratory" were coined), as part of Outreach programs, we taught efficient Supercomputing techniques to many universities in the Mid-West! I then worked at Exxon Corporate Research Labs doing basic engineering research (using applied math
/mechanical engineering, software tools and coding) closely with groups from M.I.T., Princeton and Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison. Subsequently, I moved over to Financial Services and Wall Street. Thus my work experience includes R&D groups in academia/ industry, Risk Management and Data Analysis for market-makers by developing and implementing models using modern software tools.
In my career, there has often been a teaching/training/communicating component. My teaching style is tailored to my assessment of the preparation, aptitude, the TIME constraint of the student (I teach students how to postpone/eliminate the use of calculations, calculators AND save precious time during tests) and above all the student's objective - my style of teaching early in the second marking period to pull the grades up for the year is different from teaching a couple of days before the mid-term or the AP exams.
I help with our family's desire to cook gourmet food which tends to be primarily plant-based. I was an avid tennis
player when my knee was doing better (even took an Advanced Tennis class at Stanford)!
36 hours notice required
The first session should be 2 hours long for a fair assessment.
Travels within 3 miles of Hoboken, NJ 07030