Sumanta Basu

Assistant Professor
Shayegani Bruno Family Faculty Fellow
Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology
Department of Statistical Science
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

I am broadly interested in developing statistical machine learning methods for structure learning and prediction of complex, high-dimensional systems arising in biological and social sciences. I am currently working in two areas: (a) network modeling of high-dimensional time series; and (b) detecting high-order interactions in complex biological systems using randomized tree ensembles. I also work closely with scientists and economists on a wide range of problems including prostate cancer progression, large scale metabolomics, and systemic risk monitoring in financial markets.

My research is supported in part by a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF DMS-1812128).

Before joining Cornell, I was a postdoctoral scholar (2014-2016) in the Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley and the Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory . I received my PhD (2014) from the Department of Statistics, University of Michigan , and my bachelors (2006) and masters (2008) in Statistics from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata .

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Sumanta Basu
1192 Comstock Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-9813