Cognitive Science and Complex Networks & Systems
Varun currently studies as a first-year Complex Networks & Systems PhD student at IU Bloomington. He completed his B.S. in Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and completed his M.S. in Computer Science at Rensselaer as well. His master's thesis detailed how to improve the resilience of mutualistic networks by modeling the effects of non-native species addition on an ecosystem. He is primarily interested in understanding how different networks affect one another, especially in an ecological and public health context. Other interests include learning more about different network dynamics, network visualization and modeling, and network resilience.