Sahil Loomba (he/him)
Postdoctoral Fellow, IDSS
Sahil Loomba is a Schmidt Science Fellow at IDSS working with Dean Eckles at MIT Sloan and Elchanan Mossel at MIT Mathematics.
He studies how people connect to each other and in turn how social connections influence behaviors, on a large scale of entire cities or countries. Motivated to improve individuals’ health outcomes without sacrificing their privacy, such work requires development of analytic methods to infer structural properties and causal effects in social networks that are only partially observed.
Sahil obtained his PhD in Mathematics from Imperial College London, and his BTech in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He has previously worked at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, developing algorithms to rapidly diagnose infectious diseases and repurpose drugs for rare disorders.