Dr. Gupta is an assistant professor who earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University in 2009. He works in model selection and network sturcture learning.
Dr. Gupta attended RKM Residential College and Indian Statistical Institute in Calcutta, India, for his bachelor's and master's degrees in statistics, respectively. He received his Ph.D. (Statistics) from Florida State University in summer 2009, under the supervision of Professor Florentina Bunea.
He joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Northern Illinois University in Fall 2009 as an assistant professor.
His research interests lie in the area of model selection. Currently he is investigating the asymptotic distribution and the model selection consistency properties of L1 penalized LS estimates, also known as LASSO. Although this problem has been investigated for a while, the case where the observations are dependent is still quite unexplored.
Professor Gupta is also trying to study the effect of L1 using penalization to learn graphical models. This problem was largely movivated from his interests in bioinformatics, where using the techniques for learning graphical models is one way to go about solving the problem of revere engineering gene network.
As far as hobbies, he is very fond of watching movies and documentaries and also runs sometimes (when he's not feeling lazy).
Spring 2013 Courses
STAT 472/572-0001 Intro to Mathematical Statistics MWF 12-12:50 pm DU 480
STAT 473/573-0001 Statistical Methods & Models I MW 3:30-4:45 pm DU 148
STAT 473A-0001 Statistical Computing Packages W 10-10:50 am STLAB
STAT 573A-0001 Statistical Computing Packages F 10-10:50 am STLAB