Bud Mishra

Chief Scientist - Applied Math and Computer Science

Type: Scientist

Professor Bud Mishra is an educator, an inventor, and a mentor to technologists, entrepreneurs, and scientists. Professor Mishra founded the NYU/Courant Bioinformatics Group, a multidisciplinary group working on research at the interface of computer science, applied mathematics, biology, biomedicine, and bio/nanotechnologies as well as the Tandon-Online program on Bioinformatics Engineering. He has industrial experience in computer and data science (aiNexusLab, ATTAP, behold.ai, brainiad, Genesis Media, Pypestream, and Tartan Laboratories), finance (Instadat, Pattern Recognition Fund, and Tudor Investment), robotics, and bio/nanotechnologies (Abraxis, Bioarrays, InSilico, MRTech, OpGen, and Seqster).

Professor Mishra’s pioneering work includes first application of model checking to hardware verification; first robotics technologies for grasping, reactive grippers, and work holding; first single molecule genotype/haplotype mapping technology (optical mapping); first analysis of copy number variants with a segmentation algorithm, first whole-genome haplotype assembly technology (SUTTA), first clinical-genomic variant/base calling technology (TotalRecaller), and first single molecule single cell nanomapping technology.

Professor Mishra is currently a professor of computer science and mathematics at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, professor of engineering at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, professor of human genetics at MSSM Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, visiting scholar in quantitative biology at CSHL Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and professor of cell biology at NYU SoM School of Medicine. He has a degree in science from Utkal University, in electronics and communication engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, and MS and PhD degrees in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a fellow of IEEE, ACM, AAAS, and National Academy of Inventors (NAI), a Distinguished Alumnus of IIT (Kharagpur), and a NYSTAR Distinguished Professor.