Harsha Krishna

Bangalore, India. mail@kharsha.com

I develop simulation tools for generating what-if scenarios for decision making. I predominantly use Agent-Based Modelling (ABM) technique as most of my simulations model complex systems. In some cases, I have also extended existing tools to build a new model for a system. The tools are meant for research purposes and I follow industry friendly development mechanisms, such as unit-tests, automated builds and delivery on cloud platforms to the extent possible.


PhD Student

KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Research in Medical Logistics

November 2021 - present


Fields of View

Developing research proposals, games and simulations for energy and transport domains.

April 2018 - September 2021

Founder, CTO

Verisim Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Developing services for renewable energy and transport sectors.

October 2017 - March 2018


Fields of View

Developing research proposals, games and simulations for energy and transport domains.

February 2012 - September 2017


Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeITY), Government of India

Consulting for security for the National Information Infrastructure 2.0 sub-group

September 2013

Research Engineer

Center for Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP)

Developing research proposals, games and simulations for disaster management and urban security.

July 2009 - December 2011

Teaching Assistant

International Institute of Information Technology

I was assisting in a masters course on "Operating Systems" and supervising the various assignments and projects for the same.

January 2009 - July 2009


International Institute of Information Technology - Bangalore

Master of Technology
Information Technology
August 2007 - July 2009

K.S. Institute of Technology, Visvesvaraya Technological University

Bachelor in Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
August 2003 - June 2007


Programming Languages & Tools

Research Interests

Agent-Based Modelling, Complex Social Systems and Gaming-Simulations

Selected Publications

  • Bharath M. Palavalli, Harsha Krishna, Srijan Sil and Anirudh Thimmaiah. (2019). "Social Inclusion through Play, A New Methodology for Public Transport Planning in the Indian Context." Thredbo 16, Singapore.
  • Vaibhav Dutt, Srijan Sil, Harsha Krishna and Bharath M. Palavalli. (2019). "Imagining Futures – A generative scenario-based methodology to improve planning and decision-support systems for policymakers." Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3066348.
  • Harsha Krishna, Andreas Frank, Bharath M. Palavalli, Sebastian Meijer, and Eswaran Subrahmanian. 2016. "Joint Road Forward: A New Set of Tools for Including Excluded Perspectives on Transport Infrastructure.", published in INCOSE International Symposium 26 (s1): 317–28. doi:10.1002/j.2334-5837.2016.00334.x.
  • Joris Borgdorff, Harsha Krishna, Michael H. Lees, "SIM-CITY: An e-Science framework for Urban Assisted Decision Support", published in Procedia Computer Science, Volume 51, 2015, Pages 2327-2336, ISSN 1877-0509.
  • Bharath M. Palavalli, Harsha Krishna, Dinesh Jayagopi, "Analysing gaming-simulations using video based techniques", accepted in ACM Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality, TEEM, 2014.
  • Harsha Krishna, Onkar Hoysala, Murali Krishna G., Bharath M. Palavalli and Eswaran Subrahmanian, "Modelling technology, policy and behaviour to manage electricity consumption", accepted in IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference, 2014, Chennai.
  • Onkar Hoysala, Harsha Krishna, Bharath M. Palavalli, "A Multi-Agent Approach to Assess Geo-spatial Interoperability for Disaster Management in India", published in Proceedings of the NSDI, 2013, Mumbai.
  • Bharath M. Palavalli, Harsha K, Onkar Hoysala, Eswaran Subrahmanian, "Discovering communication protocols for inter-agency collaboration for emergency response", published in Bonds & Bridges, Proceedings of the ISAGA 2011 Conference.