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Ph.D. Student in Project and Construction Management at the University of British Columbia.



Devarsh is a graduate in the Five-year integrated dual degree course from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur with a Bachelor in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Structural Engineering. After graduation from IIT Kharagpur, he worked as a Business Analyst at Flipkart, the largest e-commerce company in India. At Flipkart, he managed the strategic planning and marketing campaigns for the BooksMedia category. 
Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Project and Construction Management at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and focusing on the implementation of new technologies to address design and coordination challenges in the construction industry.

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Professional work and research experience

Business Analyst, Flipkart

Nov 2015 - July 2017

  • Managed the pricing policies for BooksMedia super category to drive sell-through rate and profitability

  • Formulated merchandising strategies to increase customer intent and conversions

  • Involved in demand planning and building inventory management model

Business Development Intern, Qyk

  • Conceptualized user acquisition campaigns, overlooked fulfillment process and analyzed impact of the campaign

  • Implemented revenue generation strategies by establishing partnerships with companies and finalized end-user agreements

  • Optimized cash flow for the category

June 2015 - Oct 2015

MITACS Globalink Intern, York University

May 2014 - July 2014

  • Investigated various retrofitting strategies using SMAs for improved seismic performance of shear walls.

  • Corroborated a hysteretic material model developed for superelastic SMAs against experimental test data.

  • Developed nonlinear finite element models exhibiting the salient features of seismic performance of experimentally tested SMA reinforced shear walls.

Visiting Undergraduate Research Student, UBC Okanagan

  • Assessed the influence of the pier component’s properties on its seismic vulnerability following performance-based evaluation approach.

  • Performed nonlinear dynamic analysis on the piers and developed fragility curves for the different pier component’s properties using Probabilistic Seismic Demand Model.

May 2013 - July 2013

Structural Engineering Intern, Skyline Consulting Engineers

  • Developed bottom-up design plan for 4 commercial buildings catering to particular requirements of clients.

  • Presented the novel retrofit technique developed during the internship at the ICRRS conference at IIT Madras.

  • Collaborated with suppliers, project engineers, and architects while functioning as adjunct on-site supervisor

June 2012 - July 2012

Used Books


Graduate School Application Adviser Based on Neural Classification System


3rd International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving, India
(Springer Proceedings)

Preliminary screening of graduate school applicants using fuzzy inference system


15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Las Vegas, USA

Retrofitting of ill-constructed Auditorium Building by Strengthening of Girders


3rd International Conference on Recent Trends in Engineering & Technology, India
(Elsevier Science & Technology Proceedings)

Retrofitting of Auditorium Building


International Conference on Rehabilitation and Restoration of Structures, IIT Madras, India

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