Senior R&D Engineer
Sreekanth Arikatla joined Kitware at Carrboro, NC in May, 2015 as a Research and Development Engineer in the Medical Computing team. Prior to joining Kitware he was a postdoc at CeMSIM. His primary areas of interest include numerical methods aimed at real-time physics-based simulations, computational solid mechanics and computer graphics. At Kitware he is currently part of a team that is developing SimMedTK-an open-source software framework for real-time physics-based medical simulations. He is also contributing to an ongoing project to develop AVM brain surgery simulator.
Sreekanth received his M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2009 and 2014 respectively. During his masters he developed and validated a virtual skill trainer for peg transfer as a part of VBLaST. His doctoral dissertation work involved developing various multilevel algorithms aimed at enhancing the update rates of physics-based deformation simulations in interactive virtual environments. He also worked on cost-effective predictor-corrector based approaches to simulate frictional effects with arbitrary (frictional) models with potential applications in game engines and surgical simulators.