About Somnath Datta
Somnath Datta received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in statistics from Indian Statistical Institute followed by a doctoral degree in Statistics and Probability from Michigan State University. He joined the Department of Biostatistics at University of Florida as a tenured full professor in July of 2015 under the preeminence initiative. Prior to that, he was Professor in the Statistics department at the University of Georgia and in the Bioinformatics & Biostatistics department at the University of Louisville. Over the years, he published over one hundred and eighty research papers in various peer reviewed Statistics & Biostatistics journals and delivered over 100 invited talks at various national and international conferences. He developed novel statistical methods for analyzing public health, dental and biomedical data. His collaborative research interests include bioinformatics, spinal cord injury research, plant pathology and informatics-based materials science research. His research projects have been supported by grants from the US National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the National Security Agency. He is Elected Member of International Statistical Institute, Elected Fellow of American Statistical Association, and Elected Fellow of Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He has served as a director/co-director of over 25 doctoral dissertation committees.
I have received broad training in theoretical, as well as, applied and computational statistics and have published extensively in several areas of statistics and bioinformatics. In 2014, I co-edited a book on statistical analysis of next generation sequencing data which has been favorably reviewed (Biometrics 72, p. 1008). Over the years, I have collaborated with scientists and statisticians from the CDC in Atlanta, and with scientists and engineers and from UAB, CSIRO (Australia), U. of Iowa, Iowa State, UNC Chapel Hill, U. of Kentucky, U. of Louisville, and locally at U. of Florida. Besides serving as a PI on multiple NIH/NIDCR grants, I have had numerous federal PI level grants from CDC, NSA and NFS.