## Courant Instructor/Simons Fellow

Welcome to my homepage. I am a Courant Instructor/Simons Fellow in the Department of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (New York University).

I obtained my Ph.D. in Statistics in 2010 from UC Berkeley under the supervision of Sourav Chatterjee and Steve Evans. Before that, I did my undergraduate and masters study from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata with specialization in Mathematical Statistics and Probability.

## Research Interests

First and Last passage percolation, Random growth models, Stein's method, Concentration inequalities, Spin glasses, Random Graphs, Random Matrices, Large deviations.

## Selected Papers

- Energy Landscape for large average submatrix detection problems in Gaussian random matrices. (with Shankar Bhamidi and Andrew Nobel).
- Jigsaw percolation: Can a random graph solve a puzzle?. (with Charlie Brummitt, Shirshendu Chatterjee and David Sivakoff). Submitted.
- Central limit theorem for first-passage percolation time across thin cylinders. (with Sourav Chatterjee). To appear in
*Probab. Theory Related Fields*. - Applications of Stein's method for concentration inequalities. (with Sourav Chatterjee).
*Ann. Probab.*,**38**, 2443-2485, 2010. - On the power breakdown of the negative exponential disparity tests. (with Ayan Basu)
*Aust. N. Z. J. Stat.*,**49(4)**, 381--384, 2007.

## Contact Information

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Phone: +1 (510) 387-3279

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
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New York University

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