Academic background

I did my Bachelors (B.Stat.) and Masters (M.Stat.) with specialization in Mathematical Statitistics and Probability from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.


Stein's method, Concentration inequalities, Random Graphs, Random Matrices, Large deviations, Markov chains, Statistical Mechanics, Percolation.

Curriculum Vitae

Published and working papers

  1. Applications of Stein's method for concentration inequalities. (with Sourav Chatterjee). To appear in the Annals of Probability.
  2. Central limit theorem for first-passage percolation time across thin cylinders. (with Sourav Chatterjee).
  3. Spectra of random linear combinations of permutation matrices. (with Steven N. Evans) In preparation.
  4. Stein's method for Arcsine law. In preparation.
  5. Rate of convergence for additive functionals of Reversible Markov Chains. (with Sourav Chatterjee) In preparation.
  6. Consistency of hierarchical clustering methods. (with Sourav Chatterjee) Near completion.
  7. Gibbs measures on the space of trees and critical branching processes. (With S. Shankar Bhamidi) Near completion.
  8. On the power breakdown of the negative exponential disparity tests. (with Ayan Basu) Aust. N. Z. J. Stat., 49(4), 381--384, 2007.
  9. Adaptive Design for Locating the Maxima of a Regression Function : A Nonparametric Approach, Master's Thesis supervised by Probal Chaudhuri, Indian Statistical Institute, 2006

Awards and Fellowships

  1. Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, Sep 2010-Aug 2013 .
  2. Loéve Fellowship, UC Berkeley, Spring 2010.
  3. DV Gokhale International Grants in Statistics Program Award, Fall 2009.
  4. Berkeley Graduate Fellowship from University of California Berkeley, Aug 2006-July 2008.
  5. Mahalanobis International Symposium on Statistics Prize on having been selected as the most outstanding M. Stat. student in Statistics during 2004-2006, March 7, 2007.
  6. ISIAA Mrs. M. R. Iyer memorial award for outstanding performance in Master of Statistics, from the Indian Statistical Institute, March 7, 2007.
  7. ISIAA Mrs. M. R. Iyer memorial award for outstanding performance in Bachelor of Statistics, from the Indian Statistical Institute, March 18, 2005.
  8. Mamraj Agarwal award of appreciation from the Governor of West Bengal for obtaining highest rank in both Medical and Engineering Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) out of approximately 300,000 students, August 25, 2001.
  9. National Talent Search Scholarship award from Govt. of India, 1996, 1997 and 1998.


  1. Invited talk at Probability seminar, Stanford University, Scheduled March 29, 2010.
  2. Invited talk at Probability seminar, UC Berkeley, March 3, 2010.
  3. Invited talk at Probability seminar, UNC Chapel Hill, February 24, 2010.
  4. Invited talk at Probability seminar, Univ of Chicago, February 12, 2010.
  5. Invited talk at MIT Probability seminar, February 10, 2010.
  6. Invited talk at Probability seminar, Indian Statistical Institute, February 4, 2010.
  7. Invited talk at AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Francisco, CA, January 13, 2010.
  8. Probability Seminar, CIMS, NYU, November 6, 2009.
  9. 5th Cornell Probability Summer School at Cornell University, July 2009.
  10. MRC conference on Modern Markov Chains and their Statistical Applications, June 2009.
  11. AMS Special Session on Concentration Inequalities, April 2009.
  12. Seminar on Stochastic Processes at Stanford University, March 2009.
  13. International Conference on Recent Advances in Probability, Indian Statistical Institute, Dec. 2007.
  14. Graduate student conference in Probability, Wisconsin Madison, April 2007.