I am an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at The University of Iowa since Fall 2010. I grew up in Kolkata, India, and did my undergraduate studies at St. Xavier's College, Kolkata from 2000 to 2003. After graduating with a B.Sc. in Statistics, in 2003, I completed the first year of a two-years Masters program in Calcutta University. I joined the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University as a graduate student in 2004. I obtained my M.S. and Ph.D. from Duke University in 2006 and 2008, and then did a two year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Biostatistics at UNC Chapel Hill.