Assistant Professor
221, Griffin Floyd Hall
Department of Statistics
Gainesville, Florida, 32611
Email: rohitpatra@ufl.edu

Welcome, I am an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at University of Florida. Before coming to Gainesville in Fall, 2016, I was a Ph.D. student at Columbia University, New York. My Ph.D thesis advisor was

My research centers around semiparametric/nonparametric methodology and large sample theory - efficient estimation in semiparametric models, nonparametric function estimation (with special emphasis on shape constrained estimation), likelihood and bootstrap based inference in (non-standard) parametric and nonparametric models. The main motivation of the research is in developing nonparametric procedures that are automated (free from tuning parameters) but still flexible enough to incorporate data-driven features.

My research has applications in broad areas such as genetics (multiple testing problems), economics (utility and production function estimation and binary response models), causal inference (conditional independence) and astronomy (analysis of accretion of galaxies), among other fields.

Outside of statistics, I enjoy hiking and playing tennis. I am originally from the city of Bhubaneswar in the state of Odisha, India.