Vivek Vijay

Vivek Vijay is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur. Prior to joining IIT Jodhpur as an Assistant Professor in the year 2010, Dr Vivek spent a year and a half in the quantitative finance unit of Syntel Inc as a Manager (Derivatives) from September 2008 to March 2010. Dr Vivek also worked at Goa Institute of Management, Goa as an Assistant Professor and with the Department of Mathematics at BITS-Pilani, Goa Campus as a Lecturer. He received his PhD in Statistics from the Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2007 and M Sc (Math) from the Government College, Kota (Presently Kota University) in 2000. His research interests lie in the broad area of Categorical Data Analysis, with some applications in collapsibility of contingency tables, and forecasting of financial data, solar data and health care data using Machine Learning and Statistical Techniques.
Dr Vivek is a passionate writer on the issues of social interest. He has authored a book "Tasmai Sri Gurve Namah" a poetic biography of the founder of All World Gayatri Pariwar, Pandit Sri Ram Sharma “Acharya” and also penned down a narrative book on school education Mai Vidyalaya Bol Raha Hoon.
Apart from his research work, he is also working on Making Mathematics Simple by creating experiments in Mathematics, especially for school students.