Hi! I am Sai Nudurupati. I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Watershed Dynamics lab, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle. I am an Ecohydrologist, with a background in Mechanical Engineering.
I am studying how climate influences vegetation dynamics in semi-arid landscapes of southwest United States. I use numerical modeling to investigate the influence of terrain characteristics, climate, and disturbance (like wildfires and grazing) variability on competition between various plant species, and the resulting vegetation organization. Please check my research page for more information.
I am a developer of Landlab, an open-source Python toolkit used to create land surface models. Landlab is a collaborative effort, geared towards engaging the community to maintain a repository of tools that help building, coupling, and exploring 2D numerical models. I have contributed well-documented, unit-tested, and doc-tested code for ecohydrologic components, utilities, and more. I have also developed tutorials to demonstrate model building and application using Landlab. Checkout the following pages; papers, workshops, and tutorials to learn more about Landlab. I would also recommend checking out the Landlab resources available on Hydroshare. Hydroshare is a web based hydrologic information system designed for users to share and publish data and models.
I am a founder and organizer of Scientific Computing Meetup. Scientific Computing is a Special Interest Group (SIG) of Puget Sound Programming Python (PuPPy) meetup. We invite speakers for our monthly meetings from diverse backgrounds to talk about their fun (or serious) projects.
Apart from writing code and reading papers, I like playing badminton. I also enjoy hiking and biking. I enjoy watching Cricket (the game) and American football (both college and NFL).