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Hemant Ishwaran, Ph.D.

General Information

Hemant  Ishwaran, Ph.D.


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  • Director of Graduate Studies, PhD in Biostatistics Program
  • Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Biostatistics


Research Interests

• Cancer Staging
• Trees/Forests
• Ensemble Theory
• Bayesian and Frequentist Variable Selection
• Bioinformatics
• High Dimensions
• Missing Data
• Nonparametric Bayes


1993 Ph.D.
Yale University
1988 M.Sc.
Oxford University
1987 B.Sc.
University of Toronto



Hemant Ishwaran, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences (DPHS) and is the Director of Statistical Methodology and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Division of Biostatistics.  Dr. Ishwaran is also affiliated with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) and the Center for Computational Sciences (CCS). Dr. Ishwaran's research involves machine learning methods and he has pioneered open source software for random forests, an ensemble tree-based technology.  Dr. Ishwaran has worked with the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) using random forests to develop a data driven stage grouping for esophageal cancer patients  for the 7th edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual.  Dr. Ishwaran is the joint-Editor for the Sankhya A and B series journal.