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Prof. Sonali Das

CSIR principal researcher

Das’ research interests include Bayesian methods, applied statistics, statistical modelling, structural equations modelling and path analysis, longitudinal data analysis, risk analysis, extreme value theory, non-parametric methods, clustering, functional data analysis, and consulting.

 

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Das’ research interests include Bayesian methods, applied statistics, statistical modelling, structural equations modelling and path analysis, longitudinal data analysis, risk analysis, extreme value theory, non-parametric methods, clustering, functional data analysis, decision theory and consulting. Her track record includes a number of large interdisciplinary local and international collaborative projects.  These include a three-year India-South Africa Bilateral Project (2011-14); an SA National Research Foundation (NRF) Germany-South Africa Bilateral project (2012-13); and a project focusing on Grand Challenges Explorations of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Round 11 (2013-14).

Das regularly publishes in peer-reviewed journals and her latest H-score stands at 10. She also holds a Visiting Associate Professorship at the University of the Witwatersrand and a Research Associateship at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. She is currently the Chair of the South African Statistical Association (Gauteng-Chapter) as well as the CSIR node-leader of the NRF Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. Currently she holds a Y-rating from the NRF.

Expertise: Statistics analysis and modelling; Bayesian methods; Data science

Academic qualifications: 
  • BSc (Honours) (Statistics), Presidency College, India, 1991
  • MSc (Statistics), University of Calcutta, India, 1994
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Computer Applications – two years; and SUN-Java – six months), NIIT, India, 1993-1999
  • PhD (Statistics), University of Connecticut, USA, 2006

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Dr Sonali Das

sdas@csir.co.za