Dr. Sarvesh Nikumbh


Qualification - BE Computer Engineering + MTech Mathematical Modeling and Simulation + PhD Machine Learning and Computational Biology


About -

I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Institute of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London and MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS). My current work is at the interface of computer science/mathematics and biology. More specifically, I develop machine learning methods and approaches that aid in solving problems and gaining insights in biology. I also serve on program committees for some top conferences/workshops and as a reviewer for research journals -- all at the interface of machine learning and biology + health.

I hold a PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany. Prior to that, I obtained a B.E. in computer engineering from Mumbai University followed by an M.Tech. in mathematical modeling and simulation from Savitribai Phule Pune University. In between the two degrees, I worked at CDAC Mumbai (erstwhile NCST) on research problems in natural language processing such as machine translation and transliteration systems for English to Indian languages. I also had a brief stint as a statistical consultant at Open Analytics, Belgium after completion of my Master's degree. In all, as a computer/computational scientist and mathematical modeller, so far I have experience working with linguists, physicists and biologists.

My personal website with contact details is accessible at https://snikumbh.github.io/ .

Interested in contributing: I am open to helping others find their niche areas based on my experiences across different research domains (currently, in academia). I am especially interested in helping Indian students from tier-II colleges and state universities (non-IITs/NITs/BITs) who wish to gain any kind of research experience independently or in academic/industrial labs across India or abroad. I can contribute in two principal ways -- (a) for those who already know about these opportunities and have their interest piqued, helping them in their approach/application; and (b) for those who do not yet know about these opportunities, share these and help them with resources and direction.