I am a UW data science postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Statistics at University of Washington, hosted by Daniela Witten and Jacob Bien. I am also affiliated with the Simons Collaboration on Computational Biogeochemical Modeling of Marine Ecosystems (CBIOMES). I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health advised by Nilanjan Chatterjee and Abhirup Datta. I completed my M.Stat (Specialization: Mathematical Statistics and Probability) & B.Stat from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata prior to that.
My primary research interest lies in developing novel scalable methods for large correlated data. Presently I am working on selective inference approaches for correlated data and non-linear inference in oceanographic data.
One aspect of my research focuses on Spatial Machine Learning where I develop statistical machine learning methods that accounts for structured correlation in spatial (dependent) data.
The other aspect of my research is Statistical Genetics, where I focus on developing Linkage Disequilibrium (LD)-matrix based statistical methods for inference on heritability and annotation enrichment which accounts for the correlation across the summary statistics, obtained from GWAS analysis.
I have also worked on theoretical development and convergence analysis of Unsupervised Learning methods (clustering) with convex dissimilarity measures & generalized membership functions.