I am extremely fortunate to be advised by Prof. Ben Voight. I work in the areas of Computational Genomics/Statistical Genetics. I apply concepts from statistics, algorithms, machine learning with solid biological intuition to problems in human genetics. My thesis research is on modeling the population mutation rate and using that to develop powerful association tests, to uncover causal loci behind complex traits.
I am an Indian citizen and I was raised in Lucknow. I lived in Guwahati for 4 wonderful years during my bachelors. I am now in Philadelphia, which is a really inspiring city. UPenn truly invokes the spirit of Ben Franklin and helps me understand the ethos of the United States, and motivates me to replicate the idea behind this great nation in my homeland.
It Never Stops: Lovely piece by Maira Kalman on Ben Franklin:
Don’t mope in your room,
Go invent something.
That is the American message.
Electricity. Flight. The telephone.
Television. Computers. Walking on
the moon. It never stops.
- PhD in Genomics and Computational Biology: University of Pennsylvania, Summer 2011 - Present
- Masters in Computer and Information Science: University of Pennsylvania, Fall 2010
- Cumulative GPA: 3.88/4
- B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India Spring 2008
- Cumulative GPA: 9.58/10,
- Departmental Rank: 1st/50, Institutional Rank: 2nd/234
- High School: City Montessori School, Lucknow, India, Spring 2004
- Aggregate 95% (Year 2004), Aggregate 94% (Year 2002)