Devashish Kumar
PhD Candidate, Interdisciplinary Engineering
Main Background: Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEWS focus: Temperature and rainfall extremes and its impact of critical                         infrastructure.
DSCS focus: Uncertainty quantification;Risk Analysis and Mitigation

Devashish Kumar is a graduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. He is pursuing PhD in Interdisciplinary Engineering under the supervision of Prof. Auroop Ganguly. Before joining the PhD program, he worked as a Natural Catastrophe Risk Analyst at Swiss Reinsurance Company for two years. His primary responsibilities included supporting underwriters in reinsurance pricing for residential, commercial, and industrial property exposed to natural perils such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornado hails. He has reviewed exposure data and analyzed insurance portfolios of more than 50 insurance companies including Liberty Mutual, Farmers, AIG, USAA, Ace, and FM Global. He also worked as a Structural Engineer at Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants (BakerRisk), San Antonio, TX for three years. He performed quantitative risk assessment of industrial structures such as buildings, storage tanks, pipe racks, and shipping containers subjected to accidental explosions for several petrochemical companies including BP, Conoco Phillips, Chevron Phillips, Equistar, Total, and Valero. He received his M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of South Florida, Tampa and B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India.