Ranjan Anantharaman


I am a PhD Candidate at the JuliaLab at MIT where I study surrogate modeling to accelerate the simulation of large dynamical systems. I am affliated with MIT Mathemtics, MIT Computational Science and Engineering (CCSE), and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL).

I also maintain Circuitscape, a simulation tool that helps conservation scientists propose policy to save endangered species.

Prior to MIT, I was an applications engineer and data scientist at Julia Computing. I graduated from BITS-Hyderabad in 2015 and PSBB-KK Nagar in Chennai in 2011.


This is my Google Scholar.

Packages maintained

Circuitscape.jl: estimates landscape connectivity across large heterogeneous landscapes. Can process grids with hundreds of millions of pixels.

AlgebraicMultigrid.jl: implements algebraic multigrid preconditioners to iteratively solve large linear systems.

MonteCarloIntegration.jl: multidimensaional integration using adaptive importance sampling.


You can email me at ranjanan AT mit DOT edu. I can also reached at the Julia Language slack, and on Github.