Hi, I'm Pratik.

I'm a graduate student in the physics department at UC Berkeley. I work in the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience under Kristofer Bouchard and Mike DeWeese. My research is funded by the Department of Defense through the NDSEG Fellowship.

My research interests focus largely on neural variability: its structure, implications for neural coding, and impacts on phenomenological models of neural activity. I've also conducted research in the realm of leveraging data and machine learning toward policy and non-profit work. I've completed a DataCorps project with DataKind, a Data Fellowship with Delta Analytics, and a Data Science for Social Good Fellowship at the University of Washington.

I'm deeply committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia. When I'm not doing research, I spend time thinking about how to solve and raise awareness for issues regarding racial and gender justice.

I also enjoy running, cycling, hiking, crosswords, and preparing large feasts.