Starting September 2019, I am an Applied Research Scientist with Dr. Alexander Anderson at the Integrated Mathematical Oncology Department, Moffitt Cancer Centre, Tampa, Florida. Prior to that, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Dr. Dana Pe'er at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, NYC and from October 2014, I was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the same lab at the Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University in the City of New York.

I received my Ph.D degree from Volker Roth's lab at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Basel, Switzerland. My research deals with developing and applying statistical models, particularly to problems in Computational Biology. I work on clustering, network inference and sparsity selection models. I have an MSc degree in Intelligent Systems (Robotics) from University of Edinburgh, Scotland. My Master thesis was done at Subramanian Ramamoorthy's lab and was based on Knot theory.

Prior to academics, I have been an Assembler programmer working with the TCP/IP stack of the Mainframe Operating System (z/OS) at IBM Software Laboratories, Bangalore and have developed Mainframe applications at UST Global, Thiruvananthapuram.

I practise yoga and meditation and am also interested in Tae Bo, hiking and distance running. I have completed 4 out of 6 of the World Marathon Majors: the Tokyo Marathon (2019), the BMW Berlin Marathon (2018), Bank of America Chicago Marathon (2017), TCS NYC Marathon (2015, 2016), and multiple Half marathons.

Academic Services

Professional Memberships


  • Special Session on Diversity in Mathematical Biology, American Mathematical Society (AMS) Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting, Florida State University (March, 2024)
  • Quantitative Sciences Division Meeting - Second Annual Oktoberfest Celebration, Moffitt Cancer Center (October 2023) (Poster)
  • Spatial Omics Retreat, Moffitt Cancer Center (October 2023)
  • Industrial Problems Seminar, University of Minnesota (October 2023)
  • Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) co-presented by AnitaB.org (September 26-29, 2023)
  • Moderator for the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC)-National Cancer Institute (NCI) Computational Immuno-Oncology Webinar Series (September 20th, 2023) (Webinar)
  • AACR Annual Meeting (April 2023): Presentation
  • CSBC Annual Investigators Meeting, Colorado Anschutz Medical Center (March 2023)
  • Young Investigator symposium at ECOG-ACRIN’s Fall meeting (October 2022)
  • NCI CSBC Annual Meeting (September 2022)
  • NCI Junior Investigators Meeting (Presentation chosen from 150 scientific abstracts) (August 2022)
  • Moffitt Scientific Symposium (Presentation chosen from 200 scientific abstracts) (May 2022)
  • AACR Annual Meeting (April 2022)
  • AACR Special Conference on Evolutionary Dynamics in Carcinogenesis and Response to Therapy (March 2022)
  • Crick BioImage Analysis Symposium (CBIAS) at the Francis Crick Institute (November 2021)
  • PyData Global 2021 (October 2021)
  • BayLearn - Machine Learning Symposium at San Francisco Bay Area (October 2021)
  • Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) co-presented by AnitaB.org and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) (September 2021)
  • Integrated Mathematical Oncology department seminar, Moffitt Cancer Center (September 2021)
  • Special Session on Single Cell and Spatial Data Analysis at ISMB/ECCB 2021 (July 2021)
  • Data Points Summit in Healthcare and Finance (June 2021)
  • The RE•WORK AI in Healthcare & Pharma Summit (Panel Moderator for The Importance of Machine Learning in Diagnosing & Treating Cancer) (March 2021)
  • NIH Common Fund Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP) FISH-based imaging (March 2021)
  • Integrated Mathematical Oncology department seminar, Moffitt Cancer Center (February 2021)
  • normjam: New York Genome Center and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's Single-cell Normalisation Workshop and Jamboree, NYC, (November 2019)
  • Dataiku NYC Meetup (July 2019)
  • AI NEXTCon NYC (July 2019)
  • Integrated Mathematical Oncology Department, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida (June 2019)
  • Women in Data Science WiDS, Zurich (April 2019): Highlights video, Talk
  • MLConf NYC (March 2019): Talk
  • Bayesian Nonparametrics Workshop @ NeuRIPS (December 2018) (Spotlight)
  • Pilot Projects for a Human Cell Atlas East Coast Retreat (October 2018)
  • 30th Anniversary AACR Special Conference Convergence: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Prediction in Cancer (October 2018) (Poster)
  • NYC Machine Learning Meetup (September 2018)