Savitribai Phule Pune University  All Models Are False, Some Are Useful 

mihir AT
cms.unipune.ac.in Associate Professor Phone 20.2569.0842 20.2560.1448 Campus: 1448 CMS Internal: 209 
I am an Associate Professor at the Centre for Modeling and Simulation,
Savitribai Phule Pune University.
Here, I helped create several academic programmes in modeling and simulation; namely,
this,
this,
this,
and
this.
A conference article about this curriculum design experiment is available
here
and
here.
At the Centre, over the years, I have taught courses on probability theory, statistical inference, advanced data analysis methods, stochastic simulation / monte carlo methods, R statistical computing environment, numerical computing, optimization, etc. 
My broad research focus is on the development (or apt and meaningful use) of statistical and computuational methodologies for dataintensive science, with focus on astrostatistics (radio astronomy in particular) and computational biology (genomic sequence analysis in particular).  Mihir@ CMS  ResearchGate  Scholar  arXiv  ORCiD  LinkedIn 
Most fields of knowledge (and science in particular) have grown
increasingly datarich over the past few decades. The complexity of
scientific questions being addressed has also increased rapidly. Indeed,
21st century science has been aptly described as "large data sets, complex
questions" science (Bradley Efron, foreword to this book).
The use of statistics is inevitable because of the inherant uncertainties in data, whereas computation is unavoidable because of data size, methodological intricasies, and model complexity. What often helps address complex problems is fresh ways of looking at the problem and the available data, coupled with apt use of statistical and computational methodologies. My approach and outlook is imminently inter/multidisciplinary (where problems are domainspecific, and the methodologies are statistical and computational) and problemcentric (where methods are devised or adopted to suit the problem being addressed, and not vice versa). 
Marathi translation
of the comic book
Transit of Venus 6 June 2012 Download: Highresolution • Lowresolution 