Somali Chaterji

Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Purdue University

[How to say my name: SHOH-MAH-LEE CHA-ter-JEE]

With the Seed for Success acorn award given to Purdue investigators winning > $1M grants (Oct '16; W Lafayette, IN)
At Indiana U. for my talk in CS (Oct '17; Bloomington, IN)
NIH R01 project kickoff at Argonne National Lab (Jul '16; Argonne, IL)
Best paper award at ACM BCB '15 (Sep '15; Atlanta, GA)
Finishing my 2019 Purdue half-marathon, under 2-hr goal
Meeting with our computer science-y professors for a team meeting for MG-RAST-related activities (computation for analyzing the microbiome)


Google Hangout: somalichaterji; Skype: schaterji

 Twitter: @SomaliChaterji

Somali Chaterji's Extended BioExtended Bio (for talks and other engagements)

New Students

I am always looking for new students with stellar coding skills and a passion to apply computer science skills to digital health and other cyber-physical systems. I often have funded research positions for graduate and undergraduate students. Skills I am looking for are:

  1. Motivated and self-driven
  2. Required technical skills: Some experience with one or more ML toolkits (scikit-learn, Pytorch, TensorFlow, etc.); Some coding experience in C/C++/Java/Python
  3. Desired technical skills: Some understanding of one of the two domains: digital agriculture or genomics and precision health

Typically students in our lab have an undergraduate degree in Biomedical or Biological Engineering with a minor in a computational discipline or an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Electronics Engineering.

If you meet the criteria and are interested in our lab, please drop a note to me over email ( with the subject line “Potential student in Cells & Machines Innovatory: read website material”.

Last updated December 15, 2019