“It was a great experience working together with Karpagam in all aspects. Karpagam showed initiative in all her endeavours and is clearly a self-starter. She works very responsible and has a wonderful character and very impressive IT-knowledge and is a very good programmer, always interested in getting the best solution. I recommend her as a good person and a hard working individual. For me it is clear, that she will always be the first person to ask for working for me on another project.”rainerk 4 个月前
independent Software Engineer/GIS ConsultantAug 2017
I am designing and developing a software system to perform computationally intensive Geo-spatial analyses of remote sensed data with cloud computing by linking to Hadoop via R.
Independent Software Engineer/Ecology ConsultantMar 2017 - Aug 2017 (5 months)
• Developed an Android application for collecting data with mobile devices for a tiger conservation project. • Designed, developed, implemented and tested a MySQL RDBMS • Designed, developed, implemented and tested a web app using R Shiny for: data upload, data visualization data processing, data analysis (R-stats, R-GIS) and automatic report generation (RMarkDown).
Coordinator of Scientific Research & MonitoringNov 2016 - Feb 2017 (3 months)
• I designed research methodologies (sampling design, statistical analysis and inference and scientific report writing) for tiger ‘camera trapping’ projects in tiger habitats of Assam • I developed an Android applications for data collection in the field. • I wrote R scripts to automate, data sorting especially thousands of wildlife photographs from camera traps
Research AssociateJan 2014 - Jun 2016 (2 years)
Worked on the movement ecology of African elephants in Kruger National Park (SA). All data processing, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, data visualization and GIS processing were done using the R programming language. Analyzed high volume location data (~1.5 million geo-points) of fifteen GPS collared wild elephants in Kruger National Park, SA and remote sensed fire data (~7000 fire polygons) for a period of 2005 to 2012
Software EngineerMay 2000 - Sep 2003 (3 years)
• Implemented search heuristic (A* algorithm) for a location based server to find the optimum path between source and destination addresses on ESRI road network data (C++ on Solaris) • Incorporated live traffic density information into consideration for computing optimal path in terms of travel time (C++ on Solaris) • Implemented real time traffic information display on maps delivered to mobile phones (Java).
Software EnginnerMay 1998 - Apr 2000 (1 year)
• Implemented algorithms for sorting cheques on sorter machines in banks (VC++,Windows NT) • Designed and implemented a viewer to inspect “live” server memory using shared memory pages (VC++, Windows NT)
Software EnginnerJun 1997 - May 1998 (11 months)
Implemented string processing algorithms to detect and correct “Y2K” bugs in legacy codes. I implemented some of the string search algorithms in PROLOG and others in Perl/Tk on Solaris platform.
Master of Science in Computer Science1995 - 1998 (3 years)
PhD (Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour)2007 - 2015 (8 years)
Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Science2005 - 2006 (1 year)
Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science1990 - 1994 (4 years)
ORACLE CERTIFIED JAVA ASSOCIATE PROGRAMMER SE8 (2017)ORACLE
Modeling harvest rates and numbers from age and sex ratios
Chelliah, K. Bukka, H. & Sukumar, R (2013). Modeling harvest rates and numbers from age and sex ratios: A demonstration for elephant populations. Biological Conservation165, 54–61.
The role of tusks, musth and body size in male–male competition among Asian elephants
Chelliah, K. & Sukumar, R (2013). The role of tusks, musth and body size in male–male competition among Asian elephants, Elephas maximus. — Animal Behaviour. 86:1207– 1214.
Interplay of female mate choice, male mating strategies and male traits in the Asian Elephant
Chelliah, K. & Sukumar, R (2015). Interplay of female mate choice, male mating strategies and male traits in the Asian Elephant — Behaviour. 152. 1113-1144
Testing the efficacy of chili-tobacco rope fence as a deterrent against crop-raiding elephants
Chelliah, K Kannan, G. Kundu, S. Abhilash, N. Madhusudan, A . Baskaran, N. Sukumar, R. (2010) Testing the efficacy of chili-tobacco rope fence as a deterrent against crop-raiding elephants. — Current Science: 99, 1239-1243