Student Spotlight

Nastaran Alinezhad

Nastaran received her masters degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Tech, where she worked on drug and gene delivery for cancer therapy. At Virginia Tech, she is co-advised by Dr. Davalos and... Read More

Aditya Pratapa

Computer Science
  • Program: Computer Science
  • College: Engineering
  • Year Recruited: 2015
  • Advisor(s): T. M. Murali


Aditya received the Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) in 2012. He worked as an engineer trainee for a year, at the Process Automation Department of FLSmidth Pvt. Ltd., before he went on to pursue an M.S. in Computational Science at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM). His research interests are in algorithmic techniques for biological sciences and developing high-performance computing techniques for data analysis.

He likes learning new languages and is currently on a mission to be fluent in Spanish. He also enjoys reading about economics and psychology.