Dr. Aditya Mishra is an environmental AI cluster hire faculty in the Department of Statistics. Prior to joining the department, Dr. Mishra was a computational/data scientist at the Platform for Innovative Microbiome and Translational Research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. At MD Anderson, Aditya was involved in developing and applying statistical methods to understand the role of the human microbiome in cancer onset, progression, and response to therapy. Aditya’s research mainly focuses on developing statistical methods and computational tools using the framework of High-dimensional statistics, Multivariate analysis, Reduced-rank regression, Regularization, Robust statistics, Multi-omics, Computational biology, Causal inference and Variational inference. He has extensive interdisciplinary research experience in a variety of fields, including microbiome data analysis, genomics, cancer genomics, public health, ocean microbiology, and dietary intervention study. As a part of environmental, Aditya will continue to understand and investigate the role of microbiome various context including cancer genomics, marine science, soil science and agriculture science.