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General Information

Full Name Hirak Sarkar
Languages Bengali, English, Hindi


  • 2020
    University of Maryland, College Park, MD, US
    • Improving storage and alignment methodologies for RNA-seq data
  • 2016
    MS in Computer Science
    Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, US
  • 2013
    M.Tech in Computer Science
    Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
    • Algorithms and Graph theory
  • 2011
    B.Tech in Computer Science
    Kalyani Govt. Engg. College, Kalyani, India


  • 2023-present
    Princeton Ludwig Scholar and Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Princeton University, New Jersey, USA
    • Spatial Transcriptomics
    • Machine Learning
    • Single-cell RNA-seq
    • Cancer Biology
  • 2021-2022
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
  • 2018
    PHD Intern, Infrastructure Data Scientist
    Facebook, Menlo Park, CA, USA

Other Interests

  • Indian Classical Music
  • Painting