dootika *at* iitk.ac.in
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Before moving to Kanpur, I was an NSF Postdocotoral fellow with Prof. Gareth Roberts. I did my PhD from the School of Statistics at the University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities working with Prof. Galin Jones.
I work in the general area of Bayesian computation and specifically focus on Markov chain Monte Carlo. I develop theoretically founded and practically relevant tools for MCMC output analysis (see software tab). I am also interested in the theoretical properties of Markov chain samplers including rates of convergence.
Students: If you’re interesed in working with me, see students tab.
|Jul 27, 2020||I have been elected as a Member of the Program Committee - Asia Representative for the Caucus of Women in Statistics starting January 2021. Looking forward to contributing in this new role!|
|Jul 16, 2020||I was granted an SERB MATRICS Special call on COVID-19 grant for 2020-2021 on “Simulating with confidence: Accurate estimation in the study of COVID-19”. R package coming this year.|
|Jul 12, 2020||Kushagra Gupta and I submitted our work on combining Monte Carlo variances from multiple chains. Preprint available on arxiv.|