Ayan joined the Data Science at Scale team as a postdoctoral researcher on January 9, 2017. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Graphics and Visualization from The Ohio State University in December 2016 and has been a summer intern since 2013. He has worked with flow field data and particle tracing using streamlines and stream surfaces and on time-varying multivariate data exploration and using information theory to provide some insights into data. He is also working with turbulent flow structures and vortex visualization for the unstable time-varying complex flows.