Research Interests

First passage percolation, Random Growth Models, Random Networks, Stein’s method, Concentration inequalities, Spin glasses, Random Graphs, Random Matrices, Large deviations, Markov chains.

Preprints and Published papers

  1. Longest increasing path within the critical strip. (with Matthew Joseph and Ron Peled).
  2. Fluctuations of the free energy in the mixed p-spin models with external field. (with Wei-Kuo Chen and Dmitry Panchenko).
  3. High temperature limits for (1+1)-dimensional directed polymer with heavy-tailed disorder. (with Nikos Zygouras). To appear in Ann. Probab.
  4. Energy Landscape for large average submatrix detection problems in Gaussian random matrices. (with Shankar Bhamidi and Andrew Nobel). Submitted.
  5. On Normalized Multiplicative Cascades under Strong Disorder. (With Ed Waymire). Electron. Commun. Probab., 20 (32), pp. 1–13, 2015.
  6. Multiple phase transitions in long-range first-passge percolation on lattices. (With Shirshendu Chatterjee). Comm. Pure Appl. Math., DOI:10.1002/cpa.21571, 2015.
  7. Jigsaw percolation: Can a random graph solve a puzzle?. (with Charlie Brummitt, Shirshendu Chatterjee and David Sivakoff). Ann. Appl. Probab., 25 (4), 2013-2038, 2015.
  8. Spectra of random linear combinations of permutation matrices. (with Steven N. Evans).
  9. Central limit theorem for first-passage percolation time across thin cylinders. (with Sourav Chatterjee), Probab. Theory Related Fields, 156 (3-4), 613-663, 2013.
  10. Applications of Stein's method for concentration inequalities. (with Sourav Chatterjee). Ann. Probab., 38, 2443-2485, 2010.
  11. Contributions to Stein’s method and some limit theorems in probability, PhD Thesis, UC Berkeley, 2010.
  12. On the power breakdown of the negative exponential disparity tests. (with Ayan Basu) Aust. N. Z. J. Stat., 49(4), 381--384, 2007.
  13. Adaptive Design for Locating the Maxima of a Regression Function: A Nonparametric Approach, Master's Thesis supervised by Probal Chaudhuri, Indian Statistical Institute, 2006

Collaborators

Shankar Bhamidi, Charlie Brummitt, Sourav Chatterjee, Shirshendu Chatterjee, Wei-Kuo Chen, Steve Evans, Matthew Joseph, Dmitry Panchenko, Ron Peled, Andrew Nobel, David Sivakoff, Ed Waymire, Nikos Zygouras.

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.

Talks

  1. Invited talk at Probability Seminar, University of Pennsylvenia, November, 2015.
  2. Invited talk at Probability Seminar, CUNY, October, 2015
  3. Invited talk at Probability Seminar, Cornell University, October, 2015.
  4. Invited talk at AMS Sectional meeting, Loyola University, October, 2015.
  5. Invited talk at workshop on Disordered Models in Mathematical Physics, Valparaíso, Chile, July, 2015.
  6. Invited talk at National University of Singapore, May, 2015.
  7. Invited talk at IMA, Minnesota, April, 2015.
  8. Invited talk at Probability Seminar, Columbia University, March, 2015.
  9. Invited talk at AMS Sectional meeting, East Lansing, Michigan, March, 2015.
  10. Invited talk at Probability Seminar, University of Chicago, February, 2015.
  11. Invited talk at Conference on First passage Percolation, Cabo Frio, Brazil, November, 2014.
  12. Invited talk at Probability Seminar, Indiana University, October, 2014.
  13. Invited talk at Probability Seminar, University of Sheffield, November, 2013.
  14. Invited talk at Probability Seminar, University of Warwick, October, 2013.
  15. Invited talk at Probability Seminar, University of Bath, October, 2013.
  16. Invited talk at AMS Special Session on Dispersion in Heterogeneous and/or Random Environments, Tucson, October, 2012.
  17. Invited talk at Probability seminar, University of Connecticut, September 2012
  18. Invited talk at Probability seminar, Michigan University, March, 2012
  19. Invited talk at Probability seminar, Cornell University, November, 2011
  20. Invited talk at Probability seminar, LeHigh University, November, 2011
  21. Invited talk at IMS-China 2011 Conference, XiAn, China, July, 2011
  22. Invited talk at Probability seminar, Columbia University, February, 2011
  23. Invited talk at Probability seminar, Duke University, November, 2010
  24. Contributed talk at the ICM Satellite conference, Bangalore, August 13, 2010.
  25. Invited talk at Probability seminar, Stanford University, March 29, 2010.
  26. Invited talk at Probability seminar, UC Berkeley, March 3, 2010.
  27. Invited talk at Probability seminar, UNC Chapel Hill, February 24, 2010.
  28. Invited talk at Probability seminar, Univ of Chicago, February 12, 2010.
  29. Invited talk at MIT Probability seminar, February 10, 2010.
  30. Invited talk at Probability seminar, Indian Statistical Institute, February 4, 2010.
  31. Invited talk at AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Francisco, CA, January 13, 2010.
  32. Probability Seminar, CIMS, NYU, November 6, 2009.
  33. 5th Cornell Probability Summer School at Cornell University, July 2009.
  34. MRC conference on Modern Markov Chains and their Statistical Applications, June 2009.
  35. AMS Special Session on Concentration Inequalities, April 2009.
  36. Seminar on Stochastic Processes at Stanford University, March 2009.
  37. International Conference on Recent Advances in Probability, Indian Statistical Institute, Dec. 2007.
  38. Graduate student conference in Probability, Wisconsin Madison, April 2007.