photo credit: PdJ, EPFL

photo credit: PdJ, EPFL

Write to me at contact[at]paragrastogi[dot]com

About me

I am passionate about buildings, infrastructure, and climate. When not working on challenging trans-disciplinary problems in building physics, I am to be found reading about or teaching energy, development, the environment, and policy.

I hold a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the (Swiss) Federal Polytechnic of Lausanne (EPFL in French). My thesis can be found in the EPFL repository. My research interests include the built environment, sustainable architecture, development (particularly sustainable infrastructure), building simulation, the use of machine learning in building simulation and design, among others. If you're interested enough, look at my CV for all the gory details of my professional life.

I have just started with this website (October 2016), so please be patient! Eventually I hope to host images and descriptions of my projects, a blog, and code that I write in research (usually distribute under a BSD license).


Photo credits

Most of the photos on this site were taken by my dad, who has a great eye for these things (unlike Sauron however, he does not focus on directing armies and looking for his ring). He mostly takes pictures of birds and nature and my mother.