Subhadip Pal, PhD

 Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

Assistant Professor 
Room No. Rm 136, 485 E. Gray St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-852-6376
Fax: 502-852-3294 

Office Hours: 9 am--5 pm



I am currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics at the University of Louisville.  I completed my Ph.D. in Statistics at the University of Florida, under the direction of Dr. Kshitij Khare. I received Bachelors and Masters degree from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

Research Interests


My research is broadly focused on developing Bayesian methodologies for various statistical models. One of the research areas I am currently working is to develop the Bayesian methodology for the Envelope regression in the context of the high dimensional multi-response linear model. One of the other major areas of research I have conducted is analyzing convergence rates of Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithms and design efficient MCMC algorithms with improved convergence rates.  

Currently, I am developing Bayesian methods for high dimensional neuroimaging data such as Diffusion tensor imaging. I am also pursuing research in Bayesian nonparametric models where the observations are from non-euclidean manifolds such as Stiefel.

Current Projects

(i) Distributional ICA: A New Approach for Modeling Neuroimaging Data

(ii) A Bayesian Mixture Model for Clustering on the Stiefel Manifold

(iii) Integrative Analysis of Brain Functional Networks Based on Anatomical Knowledge

Awards & Honors

Recipient of the Kenneth and Janet Keene Endowed Dissertation Fellowship award in the Mathematical Sciences, Collage of Liberal Arts and Science, University of Florida.


Khare, K., Pal, S. and Su, Z., “A Bayesian approach for Envelope models", 2017, Annals of Statistics, Volume 45, Number 1, 196-222.

Pal, S., Kshitij K. and Hobert, J.P., “A trace class Gibbs sampler for Bayesian inference with generalized double Pareto shrinkage priors”, 2017, Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Volume 44, Issue 2, Pages 307–323.

Pal, S., Khare, K. and Hobert, J.P., “Improving the data augmentation algorithm in the two-block setup”, 2015, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, Volume 24, Issue 4, 2015.

Pal, S. and Khare, K., “Geometric ergodicity for Bayesian shrinkage models”, 2014, Electronic Journal of Statistics 8, 604-645.

Mukherjee, A., Williams, D.A., Wheeler, G.S., Cuda, J.P., Pal, S. and Overholt, W. A., Brazilian Peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius) in Florida and South America: evidence of a possible niche shift driven by hybridization, 2012, Biological Invasions, Volume 14, Issue 7, pp 1415-1430.

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