Hello! I’m Tanmayee Narendra
This is me., a PhD Candidate at University of Tübingen supervised by Gabriele Schweikert. I am working on causal inference from time course data to explore mechanisms of epigenetic gene regulation. The broad idea is as follows - Clearly, biologists know the distinction between causation and correlation, which is why they conduct “interventional” experiments (for example in gene knockouts). These experiements generate large quantities of data. Conventional methods used to analyse this data are correlational rather than causal. My work aims to bridge this gap.
Before this, I worked for two years as a Research Software Engineer at IBM Research, India. During my time at IRL, I worked extensively in the domain of business process management, with natural language processing and machine learning. My Masters thesis was on using causality methods in aircraft engine simulation. Previously, I have been a Visiting Student in MIT Media Lab under the supervision of Sandy Pentland. I have also worked with Fields of View and Medialab Amsterdam in developing a serious gameHere is a small video of the game, if you are interested. on solid waste management in Bangalore.
In my free time, I enjoy singing. I have some covers on YouTube and recordings on Smule. I’m also a nature lover and I love trekking. My last major trek was Buran Ghati, a high altitude pass in Himachal Pradesh, India (It goes up to 15,000 feet!).
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