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School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Utkarsh J. Dang

Utkarsh J. Dang, PhD

Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes and Administrative Sciences
Phone: 607-777-5822
Office: Academic A, Room 106


Research focus
  • Biostatistics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational statistics
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Guelph, 2014

Prior to joining the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utkarsh Dang was a lecturer and statistical consultant in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Learning and Teaching at Binghamton University. Utkarsh joined Binghamton University after postdoctoral work in bioinformatics and computational statistics at McMaster University, Canada.

Utkarsh’s research primarily focuses on biostatistics, bioinformatics and computational statistics, specifically on statistical phylogenetics and mixture model-based clustering, respectively. His work in phylogenetics involves developing novel algorithms with applications in bioinformatics while his work in cluster analysis involves developing novel mixture models with applications in model-based clustering, classification, and discriminant analysis. Utkarsh's doctoral studies at the University of Guelph, Canada, were funded by an Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council.

Honors and Awards
  • Shortlisted for the 2015 Classification Society Distinguished Dissertation Award – International level.
  • Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS D) from National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada – 2011—2014 – National level
  • Other awards include Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined in favour of NSERC CGS) for PhD, travel grants for visiting research scholar position at University of Catania, Italy, Dean’s Scholarships (University of Guelph), Deans’ Tri-Council Scholarships (University of Guelph), and CPES Society of Excellence (University of Guelph).

Last Updated: 9/8/17