Dr. Khanna is a Professor in the Physics Department, and the Director for Research Computing at the University of Rhode Island. He works on a variety of challenging problems in theoretical and computational physics. This primary research project is related to the coalescence of binary black hole systems using perturbation theory and estimation of the properties of the emitted gravitational waves. This research is of relevance to the well-known NSF LIGO laboratory (and upcoming space-borne missions) that have just succeeded in making a direct observation of these waves. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).