Prof. Ph. D. Sayan Mukherjee

Prof. Ph. D. Sayan Mukherjee


Room: Humboldt-Professor for Artificial Intelligence at the University Leipzig and the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences Leipzig


  • Prof. Dr. Sayan Mukherjee, born in India, received his academic training in the USA.
  • In 2001, he received his PhD from MIT, Cambridge, USA, and initially remained there and at the nearby Broad Institute on a Sloan Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  • Since 2004 he has been at Duke University, Durham, USA;
  • since 2015 as Full Professor. In this, he has been consistently associated with several departments as Professor of Mathematics, Applied Statistics, and Computer Science.
  • In 2011, he spent a year as a visiting scholar in Chicago.
  • In 2008, he received a Young Researcher Award from the International Indian Statistical Association, and
  • since 2018 he has been a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He is also a member of several international professional societies.


The mathematician, statistician and computer scientist has, among other things, presented decisive work in the still young field of topological data analysis, which can improve imaging procedures. In Leipzig, Prof. Dr. Sayan Mukherjee will continue his basic mathematical and statistical research at the Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Leipzig and at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences. He is a board member of the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioinformatics (IZBI) at the University of Leipzig. His basic research on data analysis and its representation is expected to provide new insights in the fight against specific diseases in precision medicine.


Humboldt Professorship for Artificial Intelligence 2022