current PHD students

Q&A with Sreelekha Guggilam

"CDSE has been one of the most interesting programs put forth by UB. The program encouraged interactions beyond my disciplinary boundaries and helped me develop an appreciation for the differences in viewpoints across domains. The exposure provided here was valuable for developing a new understanding of these domains."

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Sreelekha Guggilam
PhD Candidate

What made you choose UB for your PhD?

My experience during my Matsers at UB was what drove me to stay put. Plus, Buffalo is so cool!

What do you like most about CDSE at UB?

I love the interdisciplinary blend that this program offers. It allows me to explore the problems in other domains with an outsider's perspective which is a great learning experience.

What are you working on?

I am working on anomaly detection using Bayesian non-parametric models and extreme value theory.

Sreelekha was named a runner-up during the 2021 STEM for Everyone Initiative for her research entitled, "Identifying effective Covid-19 policies using large deviations on time series databases." Learn more about her research!