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Shrikant Pawar, PhD, MS

Associate Research Scientist


Pawar is an Associate Research Scientist at Yale Center for Genome Analysis (YCGA), Yale University. His research interests are focused on big data (next-generation sequencing, microarrays, X-ray crystallography etc.) analysis with machine learning techniques (Neural networks, SVM’s, Restricted boltzmann machines, Clustering algorithms etc.). He brings unique expertise in data science, bioinformatics, computer science and predictive analytics. The detailed list of his credentials can be found at Linkedin or Google Scholar.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Georgia State University, Bioinformatics (2019)
  • MS
    Georgia State University, Computer Science (2019)
  • MS
    Georgia State University, Biology (2019)
  • Visiting Fellow
    University of Iowa (2013)
  • MS
    Western Kentucky University, Bioinformatics (2012)
  • CIC Fellowship
    Freie Universität Berlin (2012)


  • Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC) Single Cell Data Standards Meeting 2021
    New Haven, United States 2021
  • 4th International Cells in Experimental Life Science Workshop
    New Haven, United States 2020
  • 4th Smart Trends in Systems, Security and Sustainability Conference
    London, United Kingdom 2020
  • 8th International Work-Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering
    Granada, Spain 2020
  • American Association for Cancer Research
    Atlanta, United States 2019
  • Scientific Computing Conference
    Atlanta, United States 2019
  • Computer Science Poster & Demo Day
    Atlanta, United States 2019
  • Southeast Regional Collaborative Access Team meeting (SER-CAT) and SE Enzyme Conference
    Atlanta, United States 2017
  • DICE - Knowledge base research solutions and python programming workshop
    Atlanta, United States 2016
  • Discovery Environment for HPC Research computing and Bridging XSEDE Resources workshop
    Atlanta, United States 2014
  • XSEDE Regional Workshop
    Tallahassee, United States 2013
  • 2nd International Conference on Genomics (ICG)
    Sacramento, United States 2013
  • 244th American Chemical Society (ACS) Conference
    San Diego, United States 2012
  • WKU Bio informatics and Information Science Center (WKU-BISC) Research Symposium
    Bowling Green, United States 2011
  • 97th Annual Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS) Conference
    Murray, United States 2011
  • 112th Sigma Xi Annual Meeting & International Research Conference
    Raleigh, United States 2011
  • 41st Annual Student Research Conference (WKU ASRC)
    Bowling Green, United States 2011
  • 10th Annual Kentucky Bio-Medical Research Infrastructure (KBRIN) Conference
    Memphis, United States 2011

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Connecticut Entrepreneurship Foundation FundConnecticut Entrepreneurship Foundation2020
Rothberg FundYale University2020
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) FundGeorgia State University2018
Ahmed T. Abdelal FellowshipGeorgia State University2016

Professional Service

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)Member2020 - Present
American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS)Member2020 - Present
TiE Global International EntrepreneurshipMember2019 - Present
Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)-Georgia Tech UniversityMember2019 - Present
Biophysical SocietyMember2019 - Present
Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds (ASFFBC)Member2019 - Present
ChestAiFounding Member2019 - Present
PeerJ: The Journal of Life and Environmental SciencesReviewer2019 - Present
Elsevier: Gene Reports, Materials Today Communications, Infection, Genetics and EvolutionReviewer2019 - Present
Future Science OAReviewer2019 - Present
Synergy (Plus+) LLC.P.O.Consultant2019
American Chemical SocietyMember2018 - Present
HackerSpace-Free Side AtlantaMember2018 - Present
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)Member2018 - Present
Georgia State Biology Graduate Student AssociationCommittee Member2018 - 2019
Georgia State UniversityInstructor of Record2018
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor SocietyMember2012 - Present
Kentucky Academy of ScienceMember2011 - 2013
Western Kentucky University Biograd AssociationMember2010 - 2011
Western Kentucky University Student Government Association (WKU SGA)Member2010 - 2011
College of Health and Human Services, Western Kentucky UniversityCouncil Member2010

Departments & Organizations