Anand Bhaskar

S222 Clark Center
Stanford University

E-mail: firstname dot lastname at gmail


I am a CEHG postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University working with Jonathan Pritchard. Before that, I was a JSPS postdoctoral fellow graciously hosted by Hideki Innan at the Graduate University for Advanced Studies in Hayama, Japan. Prior to that, I was a Simons-Berkeley research fellow in the semester-long program on Evolutionary Biology and the Theory of Computing at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing. I received my PhD in Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley where I worked with Yun S. Song on theoretical population genetics. Before that, I got my B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Computer Science from Cornell University, and an M.A. in Statistics from Berkeley. I also spent two wonderful years in boarding school while studying in the 11th and 12th grades in Raffles Junior College, Singapore.

Research Interests

I am interested in developing and applying rigorous computational and statistical methods that can take advantage of the large quantities of genomic data becoming available to shed light on problems in evolutionary biology and population genetics. I am also interested in the theory and applications of large-scale statistical machine learning.

Journal Publications

Conference Publications and Technical Reports



Quantum reading group Fall '09, Spring '10