Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics
Faculty affiliate, Translational Data Analytics Institute
Faculty member, Interdisciplinary PhD program in Biostatistics
The Ohio State University
Cockins Hall 231
1958 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210
I am an Assistant Professor of Statistics with affiliations to the Translational Data Analytics Institute (TDAI), and the Biostatistics Ph.D. program at The Ohio State University. My research focuses on statistical inference in complex networks and relational data, including their multi-layer and dynamic variants. I aim to develop computationally feasible methods based on statistical models as well as spectral decomposition and matrix factorization to model, analyze, and monitor networks and relational events. I am also interested in the analysis of neuroimaging data obtained from both functional MRI and in-vivo Calcium imaging and much of my current methodological research is motivated by such applications. As part of TDAI, I have both a mandate and an immense interest in interdisciplinary collaborations. In the past, I have collaborated with researchers from Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Microbiology, Psychology, Education, and Social Work.
My current research is partially funded by a joint NSF-NGIA grant from the Algorithms for Threat Detection program, which will develop dynamic network methods for analyzing large scale spatiotemporal data from multiple application domains including human interactions, geo-tagged social media, and urban mobility data.
I received my Ph.D. in Statistics in August 2017 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the supervision of Prof. Yuguo Chen.
Statistical inference in networks, Multi-layer and dynamic networks, Matrix factorization for data mining, Statistical machine learning, Neuroimaging data analysis
- Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012-2017.
- Master of Science & Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Statistics and Informatics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2007-2012.