Swapnil Mishra

Research Associate

Imperial College London


I am a Post-doc at School of Public Health, Imperial College London, where I work primarily with Dr. Samir Bhatt and Dr. Seth Flaxman. I did my Ph.D. at Research School of Computer Science, The Australian National University under the supervision of Professor Lexing Xie and Dr Marian-Andrei Rizoiu. I have also worked with Professor Wray Buntine at Monash University.

My current research focuses on developing flexible and scalable models for understanding various spatiotemporal data, for example, epidemics (COVID-19, Malaria, HIV) and crime. I am currently funded by the Gates foundation to work on mapping and modeling Malaria. 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.


  • Epidemiology
  • Hierarchial Bayesian Modelling
  • Renewal Processes
  • Online Information Diffusion
  • Stochastic Point Processes
  • 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


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)


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