Vignesh Nandha is a Fellow of the Center for Buildings, Infrastructure and Public Space and enrolled in the Master’s Degree program for Construction Engineering & Management at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science of Columbia University. He completed his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from National Institute of Technology in Trichy, India, conferred in May 2018.
In 2019, Vignesh was selected as a waterfront scholar by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He has worked as a research intern with the Defence Research and Development Organisation in India to model and quantify the probability of occurrence of landslides in the Rishikesh region. This model was further used in the development of an early warning system for evacuation of the people in case of landslide occurrence. He also has experience working for HomeBoxx.in, an e-commerce startup providing end to end services to the construction industry.
His research interests include risk management and resiliency measures for disasters, particularly focussing on landslide and flooding. At CBIPS he will be participating in the research efforts on creating solutions to address the problems of an aging housing stock of the New York City Housing Authority.