About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate at Oregon State University majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Biological Data Science. I am working under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Ramsey. I am interested in exploring Graphical Models, Causal Inference and their application in various data-driven areas like Artificial Intelligence, Computational Biology, Intelligent Systems and Cognition. My PhD work centers around the use of Causality to differentiate true cause-effect relationships from mere associations to build a more robust and reliable inference model.

Research Interests: Causal Inference, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computational Biology, Data Science



MS / Ph.D

Oregon State University

Sep 2016 – Present Corvallis, Oregon

Degree in

  • Computer Science (major)
  • Biological Data Science (minor)

Advisors: Dr. Stephen Ramsey, Dr. Prasad Tadepalli

Thesis: Causal Structure Learning from Experiments and Observations



National Institute of Technology, Durgapur

Aug 2013 – Aug 2015 West Bengal, India


West Bengal University of Technology

Aug 2008 – Jul 2012 West Bengal, India

Degree in

  • Information Technology (major)

Project: JobsForum.com - a web-based and central recruitment process system



Graduate Research Assistant

Oregon State University

May 2020 – Present Corvallis, Oregon
  • Proposed method to improve causal structure learning by using Knowledge Graphs as expert prior information.
  • Working with NCATS-Translator team to enhance the development of the Integrated Clinical and Environmental Exposures Service (ICEES).

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Oregon State University

Sep 2016 – May 2020 Corvallis, Oregon

Teaching Assistant for

  • CS-331 (Introduction to Artificial Intelligence)
  • CS-325 (Analysis of Algorithms)
  • CS-340 (Introduction to Databases)
  • CS-290 (Web Development)
  • CS-444 (Operating Systems II)
  • CS-546 (Networks in Computation Biology)
  • CS-434 (Machine learning and Data mining)

Research Intern

TCS Innovation Labs, India

May 2015 – Dec 2015 Kolkata, India
Published and Patented research work on the “Biosensing for cognitive load: EEG-based cognitive load detection” project with the Human systems group

Lab Assistant

National Institute of Technology, Durgapur

Aug 2014 – Aug 2015 West Bengal, India

Lab assistant for

  • IT- 651 (Object Oriented Technology)
  • IT- 451 (Operating System)


Causal Inference from Experiments and Observations

Invited as a Speaker for tech-talks track

Pooling vs Voting: An Empirical Study of Learning Causal Structures

Causal Learning using Intervention and Experiments

Causal Bayesian network structure learning through effects of interventions to analyze Protein signaling pathways

Poster & Lightning talk