**Research Area :**

**"Statistical Science"**is constantly challenged by the problems that Science and Industry bring to its door. Vast amounts of data are being generated in many fields, and the statistician's job is to make sense of it all, which includes extraction of important patterns and trends and understand "what the data says". We call this "learning from data" and this can roughly be summarized in the following steps: (a) observe a phenomenon; (b) construct a model for that phenomenon; (c) make predictions using the model. Broadly speaking, 'Statistical Learning' refers to a set of tools for modeling and understanding complex data sets that blends statistics with parallel developments in machine learning.

I am broadly interested in various areas of Statistics and Machine Learning with real-life applications. My research works involve developing statistical methodologies for "data-driven problems" from various applied disciplines (e.g., Epidemiology, Biology, Business, Software Reliability, Quality Engineering, Macroeconomics, Nonlinear Dynamics and Network Analysis to name a few). My primary research interest lies in

**Statistical Machine Learning**with a particular emphasis on hybrid representation learning, imbalanced learning, and nonparametric learning. My secondary research interests focus on

**Applied Time Series Forecasting**and

**Statistical Analysis of**

**Networks**. I am trying to contribute in both methodological and application aspects.