I am a PhD student at the Stanford Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME). I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pure Mathematics. My research interests lie in the applications of mathematical tools to create better models for glacier dynamics.

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Berkeley, Pure Mathematics (2015)

Service, Volunteer and Community Work

  • Creative Writing Workshop, Orchid School, Pune, India (December 2015)

    Designed and conducted a creative writing workshop for seventh graders.


    Pune, India

  • Cal Teach Program, New Highland Academy, Oakland, CA (1/1/2013 - 5/1/2013)

    Taught math to fifth graders for twelve hours over a semester.


    Oakland, CA

Personal Interests

Fiction writing, learning new languages, long distance running, hiking.

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

We are currently limited in our understanding of what drives fast ice flow in Antarctica. I study water systems at the interface of the ice and the underlying bed and their coupled dynamics with ice and sediment. My goal is to understand how subglacial meltwater facilitates fast flow.

All Publications

  • Spatial heterogeneity in subglacial drainage driven by till erosion PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES Kasmalkar, I., Mantelli, E., Suckale, J. 2019; 475 (2228)
  • ERGODICITY AND CONSERVATIVITY OF PRODUCTS OF INFINITE TRANSFORMATIONS AND THEIR INVERSES COLLOQUIUM MATHEMATICUM Clancy, J., Friedberg, R., Kasmalkar, I., Loh, I., Padurariu, T., Silva, C. E., Vasudevan, S. 2016; 143 (2): 271-291
  • On the Sendov Conjecture for a Root Close to the Unit Circle Australian Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications Kasmalkar, I. G. 2014; 11 (1): 1-34