Dr Vani Lakshmi R

Assistant Professor

Department of Data Science


    ·         Faculty for Post-Graduate Courses in Biostatistics, Data Science and Allied Health

    ·         Research Supervisor for MSc Biostatistics and MSc Data Science Student Projects

    ·         Placement Co-ordinator for the Department of Data Science and Member, Career Counselling Cell, Prasanna School of Public Health

    ·         Editorial Coordinator and Social Media Coordinator for Prasanna School of Public Health

    ·         Resource Person for Workshops in the Department

    ·         Resource Person for Certificate Course in Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Methodology offered by the Department of Data Science

    ·         Examiner for various UG/PG Programmes of the Department of Data Science and other constituent units of MAHE



Subject Subject code Semester
Applied Multivariate Analysis MBS 601 MSc (Biostatistics)- Year I
Multivariate Methods for Machine Learning MDS 601 MSc (Data Science)- Year I
Nursing Research and Statistics MSN 604 MSc (Nursing)- Year I
Design and Analysis of Experiments MDS 508 MSc (Data Science)- Year I
Design and Analysis of Clinical Experiments MBS 508.4 MSc (Biostatistics)- Year I
Biostatistics and Mathematics MSB 103 MSc(Systems Biology)-Semester I
Biostatistics (Theory and Practicals in EZR) BBT 303 BSc Biotechnology- Semester V
Research Methodology (Part B: Biostatistics) RM 801 MPhil (Stem Cell Technology and Regenerative Biology)
Part B (Biostatistics) of Laboratory Methodologies, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Ethics RM 403 MSc (Stem Cell Technology and Regenerative Biology)-Semester I


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MBA Quality Management BITS-Pilani Pursuing
National Eligibility Test (NET) Population Studies University Grants Commission July 2019
PhD Statistics Pondicherry University 2016
MSc Statistics University of Madras (Loyola College, Chennai) 2012
BSc Computer Applications Triple Major in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala 2010


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal Academy of Higher Education Assistant Professor July 2019 Onwards


Area of Research

Research Interests: Applied Statistics, Multivariate Analysis and Data Mining

Micro-Raman spectroscopy analysis of optically trapped erythrocytes in jaundice.

2020 Jacob Sanu Susan Aseefhali Bankapur Surekha Barkur Mahendra Acharya Santhosh Chidangil Pragna Rao Asha Kamath R Vani Lakshmi Prathap M. Baby | Raghavendra K Rao

Estimation of parameters in a finite mixture of multivariate gamma distributions using Gaussian approximation.

2016 Vaidyanathan V S Vani Lakshmi R

Sri Lankan Journal of Applied Statistics. 17(3): 187–200.


Parameter Estimation in Gamma Mixture Model Using Normal-based Approximation.

2016 Vani Lakshmi R Vaidyanathan V S

Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications, 15(1):25-35.

Link: https://www.atlantis-press.com/journals/jsta/25850498

Three-parameter Gamma distribution: Estimation using likelihood, spacings and least squares approach.

2016 Vani Lakshmi R Vaidyanathan V S

Journal of Statistics and Management Systems, 19(1): 37-53.


On the use of Least Squares, Likelihood and Spacings in estimating the parameters of Generalized Gamma Distribution.

2016 Vani Lakshmi R Vaidyanathan V S

In Statistical Modelling and Analysis Techniques, 83-92. Narosa Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India.

Parameter Estimation in Multivariate Gamma Distribution.

2015 Vaidyanathan V S Vani Lakshmi R

Statistics, Optimization and Information Computing, 3(2): 147-159.


Clean Campus-Safe Campus

2015 Vani Lakshmi R

Suraksha (Published by National Safety Council-Kerala Chapter), 37(2): 26-28.

Women Safety: A Behavioral Safety Perspective

2015 Vani Lakshmi R

Suraksha (Published by National Safety Council-Kerala Chapter), 36(2): 32-35.

An Exploratory Data Analysis to model the Determinants of Hypertension in Men using NFHS-4 Data.

2020 Mr Shaik Fayaz Ahamed

Binary Logistic Regression with Missing Covariate Information: A Comparative Study Using MICE and SAEM Algorithms.

2019 Ms Samyuktha Sudhir

Mixed Data Types in Medical Data: Challenges and Opportunities.

2019 Ms Najma Ashraf