I am a first-year Physics Ph.D. student at the Center for Gravitational Physics, the University of Texas at Austin. I was born near Dammam, Saudi Arabia but ethnically I am a Kashmiri. In general, I am interested in black holes (who isn't?), general relativity, and gravitational waves and specifically, I am interested in modelling black hole systems using numerical relativity and utilizing data analysis tools to perform parameter estimation on gravitational wave data. Before coming to Austin, I did my Masters in Physics at the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, Rochester Institute of Technology (link to an article about my experience there). I did my undergrad in Mechanical Engineering at the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka. I am also a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.