Dr. Tiwari is a renowned statistician. He carries more than 36 years of experience in the field of advanced research and education. Currently serving in the capacity of Director, Biostatistics Pre-Doctoral NHLBI Training Program & Director, Post-Doctoral NHLBI Training Program in Statistical Genetics at the University of Alabama.
Dr. Tiwari received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. While being a faculty at the University of Maine, he got interested in statistical genetics, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Statistical Genetics. His current research interests include Genetic Linkage Analysis, Disequilibrium Mapping, Genome-Wide Association Studies, Copy number variations (CNVs) Structural variations (SV), Epigenetics, Pharmacogenetics/ Pharmacogenomics, Gene expression, Exome sequencing, Pathway and network analysis, Bioinformatics, Metabolomics, and Population Genetics. He has extensive record of productive collaborations in searching for genes for obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE, Stroke, Cancer, and Multiple Sclerosis, to name few.
Shailender Kumar Bhandari holds more than four decades of industry experience and has recently retired from a very active senior position in world's largest fertilizer complex. Mr. Bhandari is an expert in Ammonia process and especially in the field of catalysts and Chemicals. He has extensive experience of startup/commissioning of all kinds of catalysts in Ammonia, Methanol, Urea and UFC85 processes. He has also co-authored and presented papers in International Conferences.
A Science graduate and a Chemical Engineer, he is a professionally certified Lead Auditor in ISO 9000:2015. He is also trained/certified in ISO14001, RC 14001, OHSAH 18001, Process Safety Management, Energy Audits of large complex Ammonia Plants, HAZOP, SIL, and an expert in implementation and internal Auditing with more than 18 years in all the standards mentioned. Mr. Bhandari has also acquired Master Trainer and Assessor competence in Zero Defect and Zero Effect program launched by Government of India through Quality Council of India (QCI) .
Chokkalingam holds an MS degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from University of Warwick, United Kingdom and B.E. Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Trichy. He is a manufacturing professional with 20 years of experience in Quality Assurance, Engineering & Quality Control, and Production with reputed automotive companies in the country. He is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt with expertise in Lean Manufacturing, TPM, TQM and implementation of Quality Management System.
He has hands on experience in Six sigma deployment, TPM and Lean initiatives in automotive manufacturing. He has mentored various Six sigma projects including Customer Complaints reduction, Warranty Claims reduction, Process Rework reduction, Process Capability improvement and Manufacturing Cost reduction. He is experienced in implementing Productivity Improvement Projects using Lean concepts. His expertise areas also include New Product Quality planning, establishing the process for mass production with minimum variation, and mass production Quality control in Automotive components manufacturing and Automotive assembly operations.
A competent professional with 14 years of experience in Operations, Quality and Business Intelligence. His expertise involve development of integrated management systems for driving continuous improvement in large scale operations.
Animesh has played an instrumental role in driving Quality and Operational Excellence initiatives for a wide range of businesses including BFSI, Travel, Telecom, and IT. An expert in the area of Fraud Detection and Prevention, he has developed automation solutions that leverage on the utilization of transactional data to red flag potential risks and anomalies.
Six Sigma Master Black Belt with established expertise in generation and practical implementation of Process Improvement Ideas. Animesh holds dual Post Graduate qualifications in the areas of Quality Management and Business Analytics. His other credentials include certifications such as: Systems Engineer - Microsoft, Lean Manufacturing - QCI, Customer Analytics - Wharton, ISO Lead Auditor - IRCA UK, HPMT and QPB - COPC, and CHS Trainer - Achieve Global