UW Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Dr. Daniel G. Brown, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Ph.D. – Energy Science and Engineering
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN USA
M. Tech. – Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Urban and Regional Planning
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, India
M. Sc. – Geography
University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Pranab is a postdoctoral research associate at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington, where his research focuses on understanding the effects of land and forest management decisions by the various stakeholder on the multifunctionality of forest lands in Pacific Northwest. He is developing an agent-based model to simulate these stakeholder behaviors under different economic and environmental conditions and understand their long-term effects on forest landscape.
Pranab obtained his Ph.D. from the Bredesen Center, a joint program between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, in December 2018. His graduate research focused on geospatial data-driven analysis of urban electricity usage patterns over different geographies and assessment of its implications for sustainable urban development.
Pranab’s research goals involve applications of geospatial data and modeling driven methods in land change science, and urban and environmental sustainability. He holds masters’ degrees in Remote Sensing and GIS applications in Urban and Regional Planning as well as in Geography. Outside of research work, he is fond of hiking the Pacific Northwest, landscape photography, and cooking.