Hirak Sarkar

Computational Biology, Statistics, Machine Learning at Princeton Univerisity


35 Olden St

Princeton, NJ 08540

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. Ben Raphael, and Prof. Yibin Kang. I also collaborate 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.

The following are broadly my current research interests. See also my list of publications.

  • Computational Biology
  • Spatial Transcriptomics
  • Machine Learning
  • Algorithms


Apr 01, 2024 Will be presenting Copulacci in NCI Spring School of Algorithms at Bethesda, Maryland
Dec 24, 2023 GASTON by Uthsav is accepted in RECOMB

Latest Posts

Selected Publications

    Mapping the topography of spatial gene expression with interpretable deep learning
    Uthsav Chitra , Brian J Arnold , Hirak Sarkar, and 4 more authors
    bioRxiv, 2023
  2. ISMB Bioinformatics
    Terminus enables the discovery of data-driven, robust transcript groups from RNA-seq data
    Hirak Sarkar, Avi Srivastava , Héctor Corrada Bravo , and 2 more authors
    Bioinformatics, 2020
  3. ISMB Bioinformatics
    A space and time-efficient index for the compacted colored de Bruijn graph
    Fatemeh Almodaresi* , Hirak Sarkar*, Avi Srivastava , and 1 more author
    Bioinformatics, 2018