About

I have many institute emails, they change as I move from one institute to another. The constant email id is hiraksarkar.cs@gmail.com

Hi I am Hirak, a Ludwig Princeton Scholar at the Princeton University. I work in the field of cancer-genomics under the guidance of Prof. Yibin Kang and Prof. Ben Raphael. I am very fortunate to work with Prof. Eileen White’s lab at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard with Prof. Peter Kharchenko (till mid-2022) . I completed my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland under the guidance of Prof. Rob Patro. I primarily work on two broad areas of computational biology. On one hand, I design ultra fast mapping algorithms and compression schemes for raw sequencing data. On the other hand, I also work on the application of machine learning algorithms to analyze heterogeneous, large-scale public datasets.

Academic Background

Ph.D, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

MS, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA

M.Tech, Indian Statistical Institue, Calcutta, India