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Assistant Professor

Room number : D-404

Email : ashwins@iisc.ac.in

Personal Website : http://dccc.iisc.ac.in/aks.html

Mailing Address

Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore,

Current Position:
  • Assistant Professor, Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.
  • Associate faculty,Divecha Centre for Climate Change (DCCC)
Educational background:
  • BS and MS, Purdue University
  • PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
Research Themes
  • Nonlinear climate dynamics:An important research theme in our group is understanding monsoons from a dynamical systems perspective, using techniques in nonlinear dynamics, model-reduction, and time-series analysis.
  • Statistical methods in climate: We work on development and application of statistical methods, with ongoing work in spatial statistics, renewable energy integration, and learning directed graphs from data to understand climate teleconnections.
  • Climate change economics and policy: Related to global warming, we have studied origins of path independence between cumulative CO2 emissions and global warming and comparing mitigation of different climate forcers having different atmospheric lifetimes. We have integrated simple climate modeling and economics to study mitigation, and are collaborating on economics of climate change.
Selected Publications
  • Satya Prakash, A K Seshadri, J Srinivasan and D S Pai, 2019, “A new parameter to assess impact of rain gauge density on uncertainty in the estimate of monthly mean rainfall over India”, Journal of Hydrometeorology, doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-18-0161.1
  • A K Seshadri, 2018, "Statistics of spatial averages and optimal averaging in the presence of missing data", Spatial Statistics, 25, 1-21, doi: 10.1016/j.spasta.2018.04.002
  • A K Seshadri, 2017, "Origin of path-independence between cumulative CO2 emissions and global warming", Climate Dynamics, 1-19, doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-3519-3
  • A K Seshadri, 2017, "Energetics and monsoon bifurcations", Climate Dynamics, 48, 561-576, doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-3094-7.
  • A K Seshadri, 2016, "Fast slow climate dynamics and peak global warming", Climate Dynamics, 1-19, doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-3202-8.
  • A K Seshadri, 2015, "Economic tradeoffs in mitigation, due to different atmospheric lifetimes of CO2 and black carbon", Ecological Economics, 114, 47-57, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2015.03.004.