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Director of Biomedical Informatics
Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science


BSc Microbiology
Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University
MPhil Biomedical Informatics
Dept. of Biomedical Informatics, P&S, Columbia University
PhD Biomedical Informatics
Dept. of Biomedical Informatics, P&S, Columbia University
MLIS Library Science
School of Information Studies, Syracuse University

Research Interests

Dr. Sarkar's work is dedicated to furthering a biomedical informatics research agenda across the entire spectrum of biomedicine, from molecules to populations. His specific research involves the development and use of a range of computational techniques (including knowledge gathering and discovery methods, phylogenetics, information theory, ontology development, semantic indexing, information retrieval, and natural language processing) to facilitate the analysis and linking of molecular and public health data. Ultimately, Dr. Sarkar's research aims to enable the creation of testable models of disease and provide a framework to enable the assessment of comparative hypotheses across the spectrum of biomedicine and health care.

Biomedical Informatics, Translational Bioinformatics, Biodiversity Informatics, Clinical and Translational Science, Information Retrieval, Data Mining, Vector Space Modeling, Unstructured Information Management, Natural Language Processing, Vocabulary Mapping & Alignment, Bio-Ontology Development, DNA Barcoding, Phylogenetic Classification, Simultaneous Analysis Phylogenetic Inferencing