Team

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Adithya Dahagama

Adithya recently graduated with a Masters of Science and a Masters of Public Policy from the School of Natural Resources & Environment and the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Adithya grew up on a farm and has more than five years of experience working with small farmers in India.

Over the last 7 years, Adithya led numerous impactful projects across the globe to inform research, policy, and business decision making on issues across energy, infrastructure, transportation, and water systems. Adithya is excited to address Climate Change by solving global problems in Agriculture, Corporate Sustainability, Energy, Environment, Mobility, Renewables, International Development, and Water. For Cheruvu, he designs Strategy (Global & Local) and works on Development (Organization & Funding).

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Aniket Deshmukh

Aniket is a doctoral student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. For his doctoral research, Aniket is working on transfer learning and sequential decision making problems, which includes personalized recommendation systems. His research interests include statistical learning theory and scalable machine learning algorithms. For Cheruvu, Aniket works on data analysis and building machine learning models. 

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Shamitha Keerthi

Shamitha is a doctoral candidate at the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. Her dissertation work looks at the consequences of US Bioenergy Policy on agricultural land-use change and water quality using hydrological modeling and scenario analysis. Her research interests include issues related to the energy-land-water nexus, agriculture and water policy.
Shamitha works on crop modeling and analysis of farmer management practices for the Cheruvu team.

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John Monnat

John has worked nationally and internationally on geo-spatial mapping, graphic communication, and architectural, industrial, and urban design projects in Cambodia, New Orleans, China, Michigan, Ecuador, and Seattle. His work focuses on the intersection of land use, urbanism, water, and ecology, and the potential for design to influence and harness these ecologies for the future.

Samhita Shiledar

Samhita a graduate student at the University of Michigan pursuing Master of Science in Sustainable Systems and Master of Science in Engineering in Chemical Engineering. Passionate about evaluation of effective yet socially inclusive models of green economy, Samhita is working finding out best nutrition practices in agriculture sector and designing crop models. Samhita is originally from India and received her B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Visvesaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur. She has also worked in wide spectrum of industries and companies including consulting for transportation sector analysis at the Rocky Mountain Institute and production planning at Pidilite Industries, an adhesive manufacturer in India and Reliance Petroleum.

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Kavya Vayyasi

Kavya is a graduate student at UM pursuing her masters in Sustainable Systems. With an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Environmental Engineering, she brings a different perspective to problem solving using her interdisciplinary background. Her research interests are in data analysis, built environment and effective design for better user interface in web applications.