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About Me

I am fascinated by the unique ability of genetic variations to drive complex diseases. What are the causal chains of events that link genetic changes to phenotypic consequences? As a computational genomics scientist, I develop statistical methods, design computational algorithms and implement them in software to integrate and analyze large-scale genomics data, with an ultimate goal of understanding the regulatory mechanism of complex diseases.

I am passionate about all things data science and biology. I like to read about machine learning, parallel computing, physics and chemistry. I often discuss history and politics with friends and strangers.

Here are a dozen fun facts about myself:


  1. I write with fountain pens.
  2. I did my Masters in chemistry, PhD in computational biophysics / statistical mechanics and postdoctoral research in statistical genetics.
  3. In 2013, I co-founded a marketing management startup called Beejig, which became profitable in 8 months. We deployed our marketing solution for Lakme India salons in Bangalore. I prefered to pursue my PhD when I had to choose either one of them.
  4. I love taking photos but my skills aren’t as good as my taste.
  5. I curated award-winning logos, and designed the branding for a few startups.
  6. I love playing Terra Mystica and participate in the global tournament.
  7. I consulted the design and development of the iOS app Isle of Miles.
  8. I like arthouse, cult, classic, experimental and rare movies from all over the world. My favorite film directors are Satyajit Ray, Ashgar Farhadi and Michael Haneke.
  9. My vacation plans usually involve biking or hiking.
  10. Green and maroon are my favorite colors – they also represent my favorite football team MohunBagan A.C.
  11. In Fantasy Premier League, my team achieved a global rank of 1854 in 2014-15.
  12. Before I die, I want to see the Earth from space.

I think I’m a friendly human, so if you ever want to talk to me don’t hesitate to say hello on twitter, via email or in person.