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Prarthana Raja


Fall 2017

I am a first year Ph.D. student in The Graduate School of Engineering. I was born and raised in India. After completing my undergraduate degree in Architecture I moved to the United States to pursue my master in Engineering here at Rutgers. At Rutgers I worked on various GIS (Geographical Information System) mapping and LiDAR to BIM (Building Information Modeling) projects. My masters research involved the integration of a sample Building Information Model to the surrounding Geographic Information System in order to simulate real life scenarios involving indoor air quality, indoor noise level, and fastest fire exit routes. After working in the private sector, I understand the diverse application potentials of this technology. Since this technology is still at an early stage, I would like to continue my research in this field to explore its full potential. I hope to combine my knowledge in architecture and engineering to develop cohesive solutions for coastal climatic changes.