Swapnil Mishra

Assistant Professor

National University of Singapore


I am an Assistant Professor at National University of Singapore (NUS), where I am primarily working at intersection of public health, machine learning and Bayesian modelling. I am part of Machine Learning & Global Health Network, which is a multi-country and multi-organisation network focused on doing fundamental research in machine learning and problems related to global health.

My research focuses on applying and developing statistical machine learning techniques for the broader and messier world of science and public policy, especially global health. I develop flexible and scalable models for understanding various spatiotemporal data, for example, epidemics (COVID-19, Malaria, HIV) and crime. For my doctorate, I built models for understanding the evolution of popularity in social media. My work focused on algorithms to model point processes with classical machine learning techniques as well as using modern deep learning networks, mainly recurrent networks.


  • Infectious Disease Modelling
  • Hierarchial Bayesian Modelling
  • Renewal Processes
  • Online Information Diffusion
  • Stochastic Point Processes
  • Generative Deep Learning


  • PhD in Machine Learning, 2019

    The Australian National University

  • MS(Hons.) in Artificial Intelligence, 2014

    The Australian National University

  • BE in Computer Engineering, 2009

    Maharashtra Institute of Technology

Recent Publications


Digital Technology Development Award Wellcome Trust

  • Year: 2022-2027
  • Granting Agency: Imperial College London
  • Amount: $612,665 USD
  • Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Imperial COVID-19 Response Fund

  • Year: 2020-2021
  • Granting Agency: Imperial College London
  • Amount: £46,975 GBP
  • Role: Co-Investigator

Microsoft AI for Health program

  • Year: 2020-2021
  • Granting Agency: Microsoft
  • Amount: $130,000 USD
  • Role: Co-Investigator

Amazon AWS Compute Grant

  • Year: 2020-2021
  • Granting Agency: Amazon
  • Amount: $40,000 USD
  • Role: Co-Investigator


I was a teaching instructor for the following courses at The Australian National University:

  • COMP4650/6490: Document Analysis (2013-2018)
  • COMP2420/6420 (Course designer and Lecturer): Introduction to Data Management, Analysis and Security (2018)
  • COMP2410/6340: Networked Information Systems (2014, 2017, 2018)
  • COMP7230(Co-lecturer): Introduction to Programming for Data Scientists (2017)
  • COMP1730/6730: Programming for Scientist (2014, 2015)