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. 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. On Rosh Hashanah Day, my Professor (after surprising me the day before!) took a religious holiday, and I gave my first lecture at the Terman Auditorium to over 200 students and a few dozen on SITN (Stanford Instructional Television Network) taken by many Silicon Valley engineers - 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 Bill 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, Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where, 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, physics/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. My recent work experience includes a Wall Street R&D group, Risk Management and Data Analysis for market-makers developing Software tools and Models.
In my entire career, there was always 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/S.A.T.
I help with our family's desire to cook gourmet food, run an All-Vegetarian Cafe-Bistro and taking our Siberian Husky on walks (perhaps not to the extent that she would want to). I was an avid tennis player when my knee was doing better !
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