Raazesh Sainudiin

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Professional Preparation

  1. 2005-2007: Research Fellow (under P Donnelly and RC Griffiths), University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  2. 2005: Ph.D. in Statistics (under R Durrett), Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
  3. 2003: M.S. in Biometrics (under R Nielsen), Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
  4. 1999: B.S. in Mathematics and Biology, Minnesota State University, Mankato, USA

Appointments, Awards and Honors

  1. 2017 Jan - : Researcher in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Department of Mathematics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  2. 2017 Apr - : Data Science Consultant, Combient AB, Stockholm, Sweden
  3. 2016 Sep - : Chief Analytics Officer and Co-founder, WebIntrinsics.io, Christchurch, New Zealand
  4. 2016 Nov - Dec: Invited Professor, Research Chair in Mathematical Models of Biodiversity held by Veolia Environnement, French National Museum of Natural History, Paris and Centre for Mathematics and its Applications, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
  5. 2012 - 2016: Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury, NZ
  6. 2016 Jul - Aug: CORCON Gästforskare, Matematiska institutionen, Stockholms Universitet, Stockholm, Sweden
  7. 2015 Sep: CORCON Gästforskare, Matematiska institutionen, Stockholms Universitet, Stockholm, Sweden
  8. 2015 Jul - Dec: Principal Data Scientist with Wynyard Group's Research and Development Team (on academic leave)
  9. 2015 Jan - Jun: Intelligent Systems Specialist with Wynyard Group's Research and Development Team (on academic leave)
  10. 2014 - 2017: One of four core constituents of a full partner institution on the project CORCON: Correctness by Construction, Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union, Marie Curie Actions-People, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme
  11. 2014: Visiting Scholar, Department of Mathematics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  12. 2013: Erskine Fellow, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  13. 2013: Invited Professor, Research Chair in Mathematical Models of Biodiversity held by Veolia Environnement, French National Museum of Natural History, Paris and Centre for Mathematics and its Applications, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
  14. 2007 - 2012: Lecturer, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury, NZ
  15. 2012: Visiting Scientist, Theor. Stats and Maths Division, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India
  16. 2010: Visiting Scientist, Theor. Stats and Maths Division, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India
  17. 2010: Visiting Faculty, Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai, India
  18. 2005 - 2007: Research Fellow of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, UK
  19. 2005: Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Mathematics, Cornell University, USA
  20. 2001 - 2003: US NSF Graduate Traineeship in Complex Nonlinear Systems, USA
  21. 2001: Honorary Research Assistant, Galton Laboratory, University College London, UK
  22. 1999: Summa cum laude, Minnesota State University, Mankato, USA
  23. 1991 - 1994: Count Folke Bernadotte Memorial Scholar, Gustavus Adolphus College, St.Peter, MN, USA
  24. 1990: Junior Scientist of South India, South India Science Fair, Anantpur A.P., India

Selected Publications by Field

  1. Computer Arithmetic and Computer-Aided Proofs in Statistics and Simulation
  2. Computational Nonparametric Statistics
  3. Data Science
  4. Mathematical and Statistical Education
  5. Mathematical and Statistical Epidemiology
    • The Transmission Process: A Combinatorial Stochastic Process for the Evolution of Transmission Trees over Networks, Raazesh Sainudiin and David Welch, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Volume 410, Pages 137–170, 10.1016/j.jtbi.2016.07.038, 2016. See research project: Meme Evolution Programme
  6. Mathematical and Statistical Physics
    • A nonlinear dynamical system approach for the yielding behaviour of a viscoplastic fluid, Teodor Burghelea, Miguel Moyers-Gonzalez and Raazesh Sainudiin, 22 pages, Soft Matter, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017 (accepted)
    • A Microscopic Gibbs field model for the macroscopic yielding behavior of a viscoplastic fluid, Raazesh Sainudiin, Miguel Moyers-Gonzalez and Teodor Burghelea, Soft Matter, 10.1039/c5sm00857c, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 15 pages, 2015
    • A Microscopic Gibbs Field Model for the Macroscopic Behavior of a Viscoplastic Fluid, Raazesh Sainudiin, Miguel Moyers-Gonzalez and Teodor Burghelea, Research Report UCDMS2014/1, 17 pages, 2014 (PDF 5.6MB)
  7. Mathematical and Statistical Population Genetics
    • Ancestries of a Recombining Diploid Population, Raazesh Sainudiin, Bhalchandra Thatte, and Amandine Véber, Journal of Mathematical Biology, 46 pages, 2015 (preprint PDF 436KB). The final publication is available at Springer via 10.1007/s00285-015-0886-z
    • Finding the best resolution for the Kingman-Tajima coalescent: theory and applications, Raazesh Sainudiin, Tanja Stadler and Amandine Véber, Journal of Mathematical Biology, Volume 70, Issue 6, pp 1207-1247, 2015 (preprint PDF 384KB). The final publication is available at Springer via 10.1007/s00285-014-0796-5
    • Experiments with the Site Frequency Spectrum, Raazesh Sainudiin, Kevin Thornton, Jennifer Harlow, James Booth, Michael Stillman, Ruriko Yoshida, Robert Griffiths, Gilean McVean and Peter Donnelly, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Volume 73, Number 4, 829-872 (Special Inaugural Issue in Algebraic Biology), 2011 (AMS review)
  8. Mathematical and Statistical Programming
    • MRS 2.0: A C++ Class Library for Statistical Set Processing and Computer-Aided Proofs in Statistics (Version 2.0) [Software], Jennifer Harlow, Raazesh Sainudiin, Gloria Teng, Warwick Tucker and Thomas York, Available from https://github.com/lamastex/mrs2, 2016
  9. Mathematical Art and History of Indian Combinatorics
    • Pingala’s Fountain, R. Sainudiin, R. Sridharan, M. D. Srinivas, K. Yogeeswaran, Ganita Bharati: Bulletin of the Indian Society for History of Mathematics, Vol. 35, No. 1-2, pp. 117-123, 2013 (PDF 16MB)
  10. Applications in Biology (Population Genetics and Molecular Evolution)
  11. Applications in Civil Engineering (Air-traffic Computing)
  12. Applications in Mechanical Engineering (Gas-turbine identification and control)
  13. Applications in Natural Language Processing (Word sense disambiguation)
  14. Applications in Studies of Terrorist/Extremist/Hate Groups
    • Kumar Yogeeswaran, Kyle Nash, Rania Sahioun and Raazesh Sainudiin, Seeded by Hate? Characterizing the Twitter Networks of Prominent Politicians and Hate Groups in the 2016 US Election, 2017 (PDF of Working Paper 816KB)
    • Terrorist Attacks Escalate in Frequency and Fatalities Preceeding Highly Lethal Attacks, Andy Martens, Raazesh Sainudiin, Chris G. Sibley, Jeff Schimel and David Webber, PLoS ONE 9(4): e93732. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093732, 2014

Service

Industrial and Governmental Contracts

  1. "Nonparametric Self-Exciting Space-Time Point Process Model for Crime Risk Prediction", Raazesh Sainudiin, Statistical Consulting for Wynyard Group, Christchurch, NZ, UC Contract Number 14-02-007, 2014 (confidential)
  2. "Intelligent Bidding Systems (Collaborative Filtering)", Raazesh Sainudiin (with Kourosh Neshantian), Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (two year-long Capability Fellowships), Consulting for adScale Laboratories, Christchurch, NZ, UC Contract Numbers E6075 and E6076, 2013-2014
  3. "Imputation Variance Estimation for Statistics New Zealand's Accommodation Occupancy Survey", Raazesh Sainudiin and Richard Penny, Statistical Consulting Report Prepared for The New Zealand Ministry of Tourism, Resource Centre 36, Sub-Project 5050300, p. 1-25, 2009 (PDF 936KB)

More detailed CV up to 2017 (PDF 160KB)