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. My PhD was 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 algorithms. My collaborators and 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.
- Computational Statistics Reading Group at IIT Kanpur
- 22nd Oct, Stamatics, IIT Kanpur.
|Oct 3, 2021||Our work on “Lugsail lag windows for estimating time-average covariance matrices” has been accepted in Biometrika! Co-author: James Flegal.|
|Sep 6, 2021||New version 1.5-0 of mcmcse is now live on CRAN! Lots of performance improvements were made by Kushagra Gupta as part of Google Summer of Code.|
|Jun 23, 2021||Had a wonderful time mentoring and teaching young women at the 3rd edition of the Summer School For Women in Mathematics and Statistics at ICTS (online) over the last two weeks.|
|May 22, 2021||This summer, I will be mentoring Kushagra Gupta as part of Google Summer of Code for the R Project. Updates on mcmcse coming soon!|
|May 13, 2021||Our work on “Efficient Bernoulli factory MCMC for intractable posteriors” has been accepted in Biometrika! Co-authors: Flávio Gonçalves, Krzysztof Łatuszyński and Gareth O. Roberts.|