She is an architect and urban planner, with a PhD on building sciences from Centre for Urban Science
and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay). She holds bachelor’s degree
from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and a master’s degree in City Planning from IIT Kharagpur.
During her PhD she has worked in projects funded by Rajasthan state government, Urban
Development department of Maharashtra government, NGOs and international organizations like
Japan Science and Technology (JST) and British Academy (UK). Before joining KRVIA, she was
involved as an assistant professor in Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering,
Hiroshima University, Japan. Her research works have been published in peer-reviewed international
journals like Building and Environment, Land Use policy, Cities, Sustainable Cities and Society,
Frontiers of Architectural Research, Area Development Policy, CTEP and others. She is also a
contributing author to various books published by Routledge, and Springer. She has participated in
reputed international conferences like IBPSA, SBE where her works have been recognized with best
presentation and poster awards.