ESP Biography

ROHINI SHIVAMOGGI, MIT grad student studying hurricanes

Major: EAPS

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Central Florida, where I grew up, is one of the most active places in the world in terms of lightning strikes! I've always been very interested in clouds and severe weather, and I feel very lucky that I've had a chance not only to see severe weather up close, but also to study the science behind it here at MIT.

Past Classes

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X13743: Why haven't we solved climate change yet? in HSSP Spring 2020 (Feb. 29, 2020)
Earth is warming! But what does this mean for the nature around us? How are we as humans affected and why is it so hard to adapt or even stop it? In this course we will step in the shoes of scientists, businesspeople and policymakers to get to know more about climate change and how it interconnects all sorts of disciplines. We will understand why our climate system changes, dive down to coral reefs and feel the warming in the Arctic. We will use game theory to understand why we tend to overuse resources; and finally, we will become part of the United Nations Climate Change committee to discuss political actions. Accompany us on our journey and learn that changing the world is difficult but possible. Perhaps that change starts with you?

S13369: Severe Weather and Thunderstorms! in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Learn about the processes that lead to the formation of clouds and thunderstorms! We'll talk about some of the severe weather that you might see around Boston and the principles behind how these systems form!

C12822: Parallel Computing in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
It's time for TEAMWORK: Computer Edition. This introduction to parallel computing will demonstrate the key concepts of multi-threading and multi-processing through interactive activities, live demonstrations of parallelized code, and nerdy jokes. No prior experience is necessary!