About me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Iowa (Go Hawkeyes!). Before coming to Iowa in Fall 2015, I pursued post-doctoral research at SAMSI and Duke University under David Dunson and Barbara Engelhardt. 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 Gaussian processes for biomedical data analysis.

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 a class on statistical learning at at the University of Iowa since Fall 2016.

Funding

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