Anubhav Kaphle (he/him) CERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Australian e-health Research Centre, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
What does your job actually entail?
I focus on developing solutions for genomic data and dynamics consent management in my current role. On a regular day, I test various existing methods to protect the privacy of genomic data, work with developers to generate wireframes for
software solutions, and allocate some time for coding. I also attend project meetings
with my team to brainstorm and discuss ideas that can enhance our project. If you
are interested in learning more about our work, please visit our team page at
When not at work you can be found...
Camping, or hiking in the Australian ranges, or roaming around wineries in South
Australia or Victoria.
Why did you join the DSxHE community?
I joined the DSxHE community primarily to connect with like-minded researchers and explore potential collaborations in the space. Expanding my network and learning
new things from other members were also important factors in my decision to join. I believe that collaborating with others in the same field is a great way to share
knowledge and experience, and it may lead to new opportunities. I am thrilled to be a
part of this community and look forward to interacting with its members.
What’s your interest in data science and/or health equity?
My interest in data science and health equity stems from my academic background in statistical genomics and genomic prediction. I'm particularly passionate about trans-ethnic genomic research, which aims to improve our understanding of genetic variation across diverse populations. One of the biggest challenges in this field is the overrepresentation of certain populations, which can introduce biases in our analyses and limit our ability to generalise findings to other groups. That's why I'm dedicated to reducing data bias in genomics and promoting equity in genomic medicine. I believe that everyone should have access to personalised and effective healthcare, regardless of their background or ethnicity, and I'm committed to working towards that goal.
What’s a recent article/book/video/blog/event you’ve come across on data science and/or health equity that you found interesting and why?
I recently came across an intriguing podcast on the evolution of human civilization
and superintelligent AI hosted by Prof. Lex Fridman. In the podcast, Prof. Manolis
Kellis shared his fascinating views on how humanity will co-evolve with intelligent
machines. If you're interested here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMavKrA-4do.
What is your go-to karaoke song?
Umm... Californication by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
What dish do you cook best?
A Nepali style goat curry.
What secret about the universe would you most want to learn?
To figure out, as Carl Sagan believed, that we are not alone in this Universe.