Suvarna Parvathy joined as direct-PhD scholar in July 2018. Her area of interest is high speed silicon photonic modulators for microwave photonic applications. She is currently working on silicon photonic modulators with low loss, high modulation efficiency and low energy per bit. Prior to this, she has two years of work experience in the telecom field. She completed her B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from NSS College of Engineering, Kerala in 2015. Apart from research, she also likes reading, music and travelling.