Meghana Venkata Palukuri
PhD student, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests: Systems Biology, Optimization, Machine Learning, Graph theory, Modelling and Simulations, Dynamical Systems

I graduated from IIT Madras with a B.Tech and M.Tech in Chemical Engineering and am currently pursuing my doctorate in Computational Science, Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin. In the past, I have worked on projects in the field of systems biology- including analyzing the role of diet and gut microbiota in autism, kinetic modeling of the mechanism of an anticancer drug and modeling a microbial photosynthetic fuel cell. I also pursued a minor in energy technology and worked on modeling nano-morphologies for efficient polymer solar cells. My goal is to harness computational engineering to solve challenging problems in the domain of life sciences and sustainable energy.


Enumerating all possible biosynthetic pathways in metabolic networks