Anand Bhaskar

S222 Clark Center
Stanford University

E-mail: firstname dot lastname at gmail dot com


I am a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University and HHMI working with Jonathan Pritchard on statistical models and inference algorithms for genomics applications. 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 mathematical genetics. Before that, I received 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

In my graduate and postdoctoral research, I have built statistical models and inference methods that utilize large-scale genomic datasets to address fundamental scientific questions such as the genetic basis of disease, human demographic history, and forensic genetics, among others. My work has involved developing analysis methods using techniques from statistics, applied mathematics, and computer science, and developing software that can be applied to genomic datasets for scientific discovery.
These days, I am also generally interested in the theory and applications of large-scale statistical machine learning.

Journal Publications

Conference Publications and Technical Reports



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