Abhishek Nair was born on the 26th of April 1988 in Coimbatore, India. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Computer Application in 2009. He furthered his studies at TERI University where he earned a Master of Science in Climate Science and Policy in 2012. In 2013, he started his career in academia as a research associate at the Institute of Rural Management Anand, India. Here he worked as research lead and coordinator on several projects with a focus on climate change adaptation, agroecological zoning, sustainable livelihoods, land conflicts and governance. During his tenure at IRMA also served as a visiting research scholar at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria. In 2015, Abhishek Nair started his doctoral scholarship at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente. At ITC, beyond his Ph.D. scholarship he was involved in teaching and contributed to other research projects within the PGM department. He is also a member of the Indian Climate Research Network and Sustainability Transitions Research Network and is a student member of the American Geophysical Union and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Abhishek's research interest spans complex system modeling, machine learning, socio-environmental-technological systems analysis, policy analysis, social network analysis, climate change impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation, resiliency, urban, and agricultural systems analysis, consumer behavior and food technology and safety . His interests comes from his motivation to reduce inequalities by transitioning societies towards a low-carbon, climate resilient future.