Teaching Math Code Publications

Boston University

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

111 Cummington Street

Boston, MA 02215

Phone: (617) 353-9543

Email: prakashb@math.bu.edu

Office: MCS 230

**I am a postdoc working with Eric Kolaczyk in the statistical analysis of network data.****Research Interests: My research interests roughly split into four categories:**

- Analysis of Complex Networks: I'm interested in using statistics, probability, stochastic processes, geometry and spectral graph theory in the analysis of complex networks that arise in Biology, Chemistry, Sociology and Computer Science.
- Machine Learning: Supervised, Semi-supervised, Unsupervised and Reinforcement Learning. I'm interested in developing techniques which, given a set of input data, allow a computer to learn from it, producing a desired set of output data in an environment which is (semi) supervised by the user, reinforced by the user using rewards and punishments, or completely unsupervised by the user. In particular, this includes but is not limited to: spectral clustering, inference of probability distributions and stochastic processes from their samples, and estimation of manifold dimension by its samples and reduction techniques (everything under noise, of course).
- Differential /discrete geometry, analysis and their applications.
- Mathematical Finance and actuarial mathematics.