Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Scientific Director, Public Health Dynamics Lab
A718 Public Health, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Primary Phone: 967-179-4475
Web site: https://www.phdl.pitt.edu
My research interests include big data systems in life sciences and health informatics, machine learning, high-dimensional data simulation and modelling to study heterogeneity in populations. I received my PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and was a post-doctoral associate at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University. Formerly, I held the P.C. Mahalanobis Chair while being professor and head of bioinformatics at the C.R. Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. I was a senior research fellow at the Indian Statistical Institute and Ramalingaswami fellow of the Indian Department of Biotechnology. I am founder chairman of the Computer Society of India's Special Interest Group on Big Data Analytics and adjunct professor of the ICMR National Institute of Medical Statistics.
My current projects involve data fusion and disaggregation, population synthesis and microsimulation, and recently, COVID-19 data modeling. I taught new courses on spatial data analysis, and health data science. I co-edited a title 'Big Data Analytics' published by Springer in 2016 and a 2-volume 'Handbook of Statistics: Disease Modelling and Public Health' published by Elsevier in 2017.
2006 State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY PhD, Computer Science
1999 University of Pune, Pune, India Master's, Computer Applications
1996 Calcutta University, Kolkata, India Bachelor's, Mathematics