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Saumyadipta Pyne PDF Print

Professor, Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad


Dr. Saumyadipta Pyne joined as Professor, PHFI, at the Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad, in September 2015. Formerly, he held the prestigious PC Mahalanobis Chair while being Professor and Head of Bioinformatics, in CR Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. He is also Remote Research Associate of Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University. Prof. Pyne is Ramalingaswami Fellow of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, and a former senior research fellow of the Indian Statistical Institute. He received his doctorate from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in USA working simultaneously in the Departments of Computer Science, and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. He conducted his postdoctoral research in Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., USA, and then worked at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. Prof. Pyne’s research interests include Big Data in Life Sciences and Health Informatics, Computational Statistics and High-dimensional Data Modeling. He is actively engaged in promoting Big Data research and training activities in both India and abroad and serves in high-level advisory committees. Prof. Pyne is the founder Chairman of Computer Society of India’s Special Interest Group on Big Data Analytics, and also leads the Health Analytics Network. In 2016, Springer will publish the text, 'Big Data Analytics: Methods and Applications' edited by S. Pyne, et al. His co-edited 2-volume 'Handbook of Statistics: Disease Modelling and Public Health' will be published by Elsevier in 2017.

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Recent publications:

  1. S. Pyne, A. Vullikanti and M. Marathe. Big Data Applications in Health and Epidemiology. In V. Govindaraju, et al. (eds.), Handbook of Statistics, vol. 33, Elsevier. 2015.
  2. S. Pyne, S.X. Lee and G.J. McLachlan. Nature and Man: The Goal of Bio-security in the Course of Rapid and Inevitable Human Development. JISAS, August 2015.
  3. R. Khaiwal, M.K. Sidhu, S. Mor, S. John and S. Pyne. Air Pollution in India: Bridging the Gap between Science and Policy. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste. November 2015.

 

 
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