About me

I am an Associate Professor with tenure since July 1, 2022 in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Iowa (Go Hawkeyes!). I arrived at Iowa in Fall 2015 as an Assistant Professor after pursuing my post-doctoral research at SAMSI and Duke University, where David Dunson and Barbara Engelhardt were my mentors. I received my Ph.D. in Statistics in 2013 from Purdue University under the guidance of Rebecca Doerge. My academic journey in Statistics started at IIT Kanpur, where I received a five year integrated M.Sc. in Mathematics and Scientific Computing in 2007.

My current research interests are focused on scalable Bayesian computations and dimension reduction. I have focused on scaling posterior computations using the divide-and-conquer technique. Recently, I have been interested in the applications of array variate models and Gaussian processes for biomedical data analysis, including data from multiple technologies and sources.

I have extensive experience in collaborating with scientists and teaching statistics to students from diverse areas and varied expertise. I am working closely with many colleagues at Iowa. I have developed and taught two classes on statistical learning at at the University of Iowa since Fall 2016 and Spring 2023, respectively.


Thanks to the Office of Naval Research and National Science Foundation, Division of Mathematical Sciences for funding our group’s research.