Shiva graduated from LTU, Sweden and ČVUT, Czech Republic majoring in Space Technology and Cybernetic Systems/Control respectively. He is back in school after a few years as an indie strategy consultant, during which time he specialized in space applications: earth observation and satellite communications in particular. Prior to this, he received his B.E in Mechanical Engineering as an undergraduate and worked as a decision scientist in Bangalore, India, where he grew up. His research focus is on ice sheet modeling, and research interests lie in cryosphere sciences and climate policy. When not studying, he can be found climbing, running or flying.