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Biography  
Aditi's research interests focus on mathematical based approaches for materials property prediction. This has included combining graphbased algorithms and algebraic topologybased representations with statistical learning to describe energy storage material properties, computational geometry approaches to describe 2D phase change materials, and numerical optimization for quantum mechanical parameters. She is particularly interested in using aspects of applied math (topology, category theory, computational geometry, graph theory, etc.) for interesting scientific problems. Aditi is funded by the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) and has also spent time working at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Toyota Research Institute, and Google. Before graduate school, Aditi studied physics and chemistry in theĀ College of Creative Studies College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. While at UCSB, she conducted research with Professor Ram Seshadri in the Materials Research Laboratory using density functional theorybased approaches. She also previously worked at other locations including Cornell University, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (The Molecular Foundry). Aditi was born in the land of picturesque green rolling hills and rushing rivers, also known as Des Moines, Iowa, before moving to California. In her free time, she enjoys functional programming, automated theorem proving, distance running, reading, and studying languages. Selected Publications A. Krishnapriyan, P. Yang, A.M.N. Niklasson, and M.J. Cawkwell, Numerical Optimization of Density Functional TightBinding Models: Application to Molecules Containing Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, and Oxygen , J. Chem. Theory Comput., 13, 61916200 (2017). A. Krishnapriyan, P. T. Barton, M. Miao, and R. Seshadri, First Principles Study of Band Alignments in ptype Hosts BaM2X2 (M = Cu, Ag, X = S, Se), J. Phys. Condens. Matter 26, 155802 (16), 2014. M. Miao, J. Brgoch, A. Krishnapriyan, A. Goldmann, J. Kurzman, and R. Seshadri, On the stereochemical inertness of the auride lonepair: Abinitio studies of AAu (A = K, Rb, Cs), Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 52, 81838189, 2013. Awards and Honors Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) RISE Materials Research Laboratory Scholarship Imerys North America Scholarship College of Creative Studies Honors Tau Beta Pi (Chemistry Honor Society) 