Akash Gupta is an Assistant Professor at California State University - Northridge. He earned his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. He received his Master’s from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU)- Varanasi, India. His research interest includes data analytics, machine learning and logistics. His research in healthcare analytics received accolades and a financial award from the American College of Physicians. Also, his research efforts in the area of logistics were acknowledged for the work that received 2016 Honorable Mention for Best Applications Paper in IISE Transaction on Design and Manufacturing.
Dr. Gupta is passionate to improve healthcare and patient care delivery. He says, "The United States spent about 3.5 trillion dollars (or $10,000 per person) in 2017 on healthcare, which accounted for 18% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The studies had shown that 30\% of the healthcare expenditure is consumed due to inefficiencies caused by errors in diagnosis and delay in treatment. These inefficiencies could be minimized by using Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS). CDSS are computer programs that evaluate multiple clinical signs and lab results, and translate this information into meaningful insights that can be utilized by the physicians to make informative decisions." With his research, Dr. Gupta endeavors to capture stochastic interaction among body organs and trying to develop effective models to detect diseases in the early stages
Dr. Gupta is also working in precision medicine (also widely known as personalized medicine). In precision medicine, patient-specific interventions and treatments are synthesized by taking account of gene variability. He says, "In past, there were two roadblocks: the high cost of sequencing a genome and computational limitation. Due to technological advancements, the cost of genome sequence has plunged down to about $1K from $10M in 2007. As the two barriers are diminishing, the branch of precision medicine has the potential to bring a paradigm shift in current medical care delivery.
Dr. Gupta delivered invited talk on data mining using R during a research symposium at Oklahoma State University. He is also scheduled to organize a data mining session in INFORMS 2019. Dr. Gupta perceives our future is built around analytics, and to achieve this goal we need to infuse analytics awareness among middle and high students. He likes to engage himself in the school level activities to familiarize the next generation with analytics to build a stronger foundation.
Dr. Gupta is fond of reading novels and making friends.




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  • Aug 2019 to Present

    California State University - Northridge

    Assistant Professor
    Systems and Operations Management

  • Jan 2016 to Jun 2019

    Center for Health Systems Innovation

    Health Data Analyst
    Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA

  • May 2018 to Aug 2018


    Health Informatics Programing Intern
    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

  • Sep 2012 to Jul 2014

    Indian Institute of Management

    Logistic & Supply Chain Research Associate
    Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

  • Aug 2014 to May 2019


    Oklahoma State University
    Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA

  • Aug 2010 to May 2012


    Indian Institute of Technology (BHU)
    Varanasi, India

  • Aug 2005 to May 2009


    Uttar Pradesh Technical University
    Lucknow, India

Research Interests

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Translating data into meaningful insights using existing machine learning and data mining techniques

Bayesian Networks

Modeling linear, non-linear, stochastic and combinatorial realtions among variables in order to capture the complex mechanism

Deep Learning

Modeling time series and gene sequencing problems