Raju graduated from the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. His research interest are varied and are mainly focused on cloud and convection parameterization, uncertainty quantification, weather and climate prediction.
The main focus of his research is to improve cloud and convection representation in climate and weather models, and hence reducing biases and uncertainties in tropical precipitation with a focus on Asian summer monsoon (ASM). He uses process-based stochastic and various deterministic approaches to better represent the interaction between large-scale and small-scale organized convections and improve the simulation of ASM, MJO, and planetary-scale equatorial waves, leading to improved prediction/projection of important climatic features on a range of time-scales from subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) through interannual and multidecadal.
● Member of AGU, AOGS, and JPGU
● Member – Science Working Group, Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) Community