is currently a Jansky Fellow, with a joint appointment at the NRAO and Caltech. The focus of his research is astrophysical transient phenomena (cataclysmic events in our Universe that occur on human timescale), especially neutron star mergers. He is the Principal Investigator of the JAGWAR program on the VLA, dedicated to the study of the radio afterglows of gravitational wave sources. Kunal obtained his PhD in 2015 from Caltech, where he helped develop a new observing mode, called On-the-Fly Mapping, for the VLA, which revolutionized the search for astrophysical transients at radio wavelengths. During his PhD, Kunal was also a Grote Reber Fellow of the NRAO. Thereafter, Kunal held the Hintze Fellowship at the University of Oxford, where he expanded the transients program to other telescopes such as the Arcminute MicroKelvin Imager in the UK and the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope in India.