About Me


Biomedical Informatics · School of Medicine · Stanford University

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.
– Mark Twain

I am a PhD candidate in Biomedical Informatics at Stanford University. I work as a Graduate Researcher with Dr. Mark Musen to develop approaches that can automate data and knowledge discovery from multiple, heterogeneous biomedical sources. I have contributed to NCBO BioPortalProtege and Bio2RDF during my PhD research. 

I graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur under the Dual Degree Programme – Bachelor (B.Tech. Honours) and Master (M.Tech.) of Technology, in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering. During my stay at IIT, I had qualified for the prestigious Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Program for three successive years. I have contributed to Drupal, an open-source content management platform, and Genome InformaticsReactome Project, a knowledgebase of biological pathways.

I am interested to research at the intersection of Biosciences, Big Data and the Web. After my graduation, I had joined the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National University of Ireland, Galway under the Health Care and Life Sciences Domain. I was involved in the development of user-driven, visual analytics platforms for the European FP7 GRANATUM Project, the Linked TCGA Project and Ireland Open Data Initiative Data.Gov.IE.

I have won the Distinguished Paper Award at AMIA 2017, the Student Best Paper Award at ISWC 2017, the Best Paper Award at CSHALS 2014 and the Semantic Web Challenge Award (Big Data Prize) at ISWC 2013. A tag cloud generated from abstracts of my published papers can be visualized below!