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Alankar Aryal Atreya

Alankar Atreya

B.E., Dipl. Ing., DPhil

Post-doctoral Researcher (Data Scientist)

Alankar is a post-doctoral research scientist based in the Nuffield Department of Population Health and Big Data Institute. He works on digital health data from smartphone apps and wearable devices.

Alankar obtained his DPhil from the Nuffield Department of Population Health, focusing on audio semantics and content analysis on recordings collected from "GameChanger", a major new study for detecting longitudinal cognitive change in population-level cohorts. Before starting at NDPH, Alankar worked as a research engineer at Oxford Wave Research Ltd., Oxford, where he developed products in the areas of audio fingerprint analysis, audio signal processing, and speaker recognition. He has a bachelor's degree (B.E.) in Computer Science and Engineering and a master's (MSc) from the Institute of Information Technology, Alpen-Adria Universität, Austria, working on his master's thesis on "Combining multiple tracking approach to improve performance".

Since completing his DPhil in 2023, Alankar has been a post-doctoral research scientist. Based on the digital data (audio, Bluetooth, GPS, acceleration, and images) collected from smartphone apps and wearable devices (Axivity and Fitbit), his research uses feature engineering and epidemiology methods to investigate the determinants of early Alzheimer's disease (AD).