Department of Biostatistics welcomes new faculty, Somnath Datta, PhD

FACULTY_DattaSomnathDr. Somnath Datta comes to the University of Florida from the University of Louisville under UF’s preeminent initiative in genomics, effective September 1, 2015. He was a Professor, Vice Chair, University Scholar and a recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award in Research for Career Achievement

Dr. Datta received his PhD in Statistics and Probability from the Statistics Department at Michigan State University in 1988. He is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association, and an elected fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He has served on editorial boards of numerous peer reviewed journals in statistics and bioinformatics. Currently, he is founding Editor-in-Chief of a Springer book series.

Dr. Datta’s research concentrations include theory and methods of statistics, biostatistics and, bioinformatics, in addition to collaborative research in spinal cord injury rehabilitation, dentistry, cancer informatics, plat science and materials science. He has expertise in bootstrap methods, casual inference, compound decision, analysis of clustered data, clustering and classification, empirical bayes, genomics, nonparametrics, proteomics, rank tests, survival analysis, time series analysis, dental and craniofacial data analysis, spinal cord injury rehabilitation data analysis, and, quantitative approaches to materials science. Dr. Datta is widely published in these areas. Dr. Datta has received numerous research grants from NIH, NSF, NSA, and CDC.

Dr. Datta has a solid track record as an educator and a mentor of graduate students. We are very happy to have him join our faculty.