The Department of Statistical Science is excited to welcome its newest faculty member, Sumanta Basu. An associate professor in the Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology and the Department of Statistical Science, Basu joins us after his time as a postdoctoral scholar in UC Berkley's Department of Statistics and within the Biosciences Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In 2014, he received his PhD from the University of Michigan's Department of Statistics, and completed his bachelor's and master's degrees in statistics at the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata.
Sumanta Basu is broadly interested in structure learning and prediction of complex, high-dimensional systems arising in biological and social sciences. His current research focuses on network modeling of high-dimensional time series and nonlinear ensemble learning methods.